28 March-Talk: Capability Brown


Tues 28 March, 6.30pm, £10

6 Fitzroy Square W1


Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown (1716–1783) is the iconic figure at the head of the English landscape style, a tradition that has dominated landscape design in the western world. John Phibbs has been advising on historic landscapes since 1978. He has worked on a broad range of parks and gardens (over 600 sites), the greatest concentration being in the south of England, where the storms of 1987 and 1991 had their biggest impact. His work has covered a wide range of dates and styles, but he is an acknowledged authority on Georgian landscapes, especially those by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown and Humphry Repton.