Capability Brown in Yorkshire

Leisure Learning

Date: Friday 22nd April

Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Did you know that there are at least 20 estates across Yorkshire that are attributed to Lancelot “Capability” Brown?

As part of the CB300 Festival which celebrates 300 years since the great landscape designer’s birth, Wentworth Castle Gardens will be hosting a study day on “Capability Brown in Yorkshire” in association with the Gardens Trust.

The morning’s speakers are Karen Lynch, Johnny Phibbs and Patrick Eyres. In the afternoon Jane Furse and Johnny Phibbs will lead a tour through the Brownian park. All this, with lunch and refreshments can be enjoyed for only £50.

See the full programme here.

CB 300 Study Day, WentCas, Flyer

The study day will also see the launch of ‘Yorkshire Capabilities’, the New Arcadian Journal for 2016. This will


This painting by Thomas Bardwell showing the Baroque Wing of Wentworth Castle with views of Stainborough Park will be on show at the Mercer Gallery as part of the exhibition.

publish the unabridged versions of the talks by Karen Lynch (landscapes and patrons), Johnny Phibbs (design characteristics) and Patrick Eyres (politics and patriotism), alongside contemporary illustrations by eight artists and a wealth of historical imagery.

The Study Day will also be a trailer for a new exhibition at the Mercer Art Gallery curated on behalf of the Yorkshire Gardens Trust at the Mercer Art Gallery in Harrogate - Noble Prospects, Capability Brown and the Yorkshire Landscape which runs between 25 June - 11 Sept 2016.


To book or for further information, please ring on 01226 776040.



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