Nick Owen, historic landscape surveyor
Date/Time: 26th October 2016
Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University
Free admission, all seats allocated on a first-come first-served basis.
2016 marked the 300th anniversary of the birth of Capability Brown, a British landscape architect sometimes referred to as ‘England’s greatest gardener’.
He was born and learned his craft at Kirkharle in Northumberland. He left for fame and fortune in the south, before returning, in his pomp, to work at Kirkharle, Rothley and Alnwick.
What did he do? How did he do it? And what is now left? These questions were addressed in this talk, alongside showing what the landscapes looked like and why he became so immensely successful.