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Britain’s Greatest Landscape Designer, Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown

Where better to enjoy the work of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, than at Bowood?  Deemed to be one of the finest examples in the country with a flowing mix of plantations and sweeping lawns leading down to a winding mile-long lake.

‘Capability’ Brown Tour

You may wish to book yourself or a group on to a special ‘Capability’ Brown themed guided garden tour. The tour guide will lead the group along the lake, to the hidden cascade and through the arboretum, followed by a two course lunch served in the House Restaurant. The rest of the day is free to explore the historic Georgian house and beautiful grounds or the option of an overnight stay in the nearby Bowood Hotel can also be arranged.

Individuals may join any date (listed below) for £34.00 per person

DEW47150 Portrait of Lancelot 'Capability' Brown, c.1770-75; by Cosway, Richard (1742-1821); oil on canvas; 53x42.5 cm; Private Collection; English, out of copyright

DEW47150 Portrait of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, c.1770-75; by Cosway, Richard (1742-1821); oil on canvas; 53×42.5 cm; Private Collection/Bridgeman Images; English, out of copyright

2017 dates

  • Friday 25th August
  • Friday 15th September
  • Friday 13th October

Day Itinerary
11am – Meet at the Admission Kiosk (at the Treehouse Cafe)
11am – Tea & Coffee served on arrival
11:30am – Commence Tour (approx 90 minutes)
1pm – 2 course Lunch served in the Stables Restaurant
For the rest of the day you are able to enjoy the House & Gardens for yourself.

 

You can find more information about our ‘Capability’ Brown group tours here.

To make a booking or for more information please contact Bowood House & Gardens on 01249 810961 or email houseandgardens@bowood.org

5. Map, 1789, high res. © Trustees of the Bowood Collection 2

5. Map, 1789, high res. © Trustees of the Bowood Collection 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"In my opinion, Bowood is important as one of the earliest examples of Brown’s fully-developed style, with perimeter belts, circuit rides, and no residual geometry. It is also, for my money, one of the best preserved examples of his work" Tom Williamson, University of East Anglia, 08/12/15

What’s On

Sat 26

Great British Food Festival – Saturday 26th August 2017

August 26 @ 10:00 am - August 28 @ 5:00 pm
Bowood House events field
SN11 0LZ
01249 812102