The most influential figure in the later development of the english landscape garden was lancelot capability brown 1716 1783 who began his career in 1740 as a gardener at stowe under charles bridgeman then succeeded william kent in 1748. When landscape designer lancelot capability brown was invited to work in ireland he famously replied i havent finished england yet during his prolific career the farmers son from northumberland transformed half a million acres at nearly 270 estates including the real downtown abbey . Lancelot capability brown was the shakespeare of english garden design in the 18th century he was responsible for using a more natural style and transformed stately home gardens and landscapes throughout england. Explore a capability brown landscape 04 july 2017 the capability brown festival may be over but our interactive map shows where you can still explore his work see all events find landscapes near you click here to find out more about all the capability brown gardens across the uk or enter your postcode below for gardens near you search view map they call me capability brown next
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