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10 March 2016SW AREA SPECIAL INTEREST DAY (BUCKFAST ABBEY) Capability Brown and the British Landscape
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SW AREA SPECIAL INTEREST DAY (BUCKFAST ABBEY)
Capability Brown and the British Landscape

James Bolton
10/03/2016

This Special Interest Day will fall into three sessions beginning with coffee at 10.00am.

Venue: Buckfast Abbey Conference Centre  TQ11 0EE

Cost: £36.00

 

2016 celebrates the tercentenary of the birth of Lancelot (Capability) Brown,.

Capability Brown brought a completely new approach to English gardens and estates in the eighteenth century, designing the estates, moving hills and constructing elegant lakes and meandering waterways in content companionship with the countryside.

Described as a 'complex genius', his asthma lead to restrictions on his life despite which he not only designed over 260 grand landscapes which are treasured today as his hallmark, but also he was a skilled arctitect contributing to the design of several grand country houses, including Burley House, Northants.

Come to discover more about the works and the man, Capability Brown, who has influenced landscape gardeners and architects both in Britain and the developed world for over two centuries.

 

 

James Bolton trained at the Inchbald School of Design graduating in 1990 (Dip ISD). Moving to the position of Head Gardener at the Old Rectory Farnborough 1990-92, he went on to be Faculty Director, Design History, Inchbald School of Design, Garden Designer 1992-99. Garden Designer 1992-present day.

He has been a popular NADFAS lecturer from 1995, organising NADFAS garden study days and tours in UK and Europe, organises tours to the best private gardens in the UK, Italy, France and South Africa.  His publication, 'Garden Mania', a book on garden ornaments, was published in 2000.

 

Applications open from November 15th 2015

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Applications close on 4th March 2016