by Stuart Read – 9 August 2017

Australian Garden History Society

FBBGSA are pleased to announce this event for August organised by our sister group of AGHS. While they are always welcoming new members, this event is also open to non-members as well. Please consider attending for a really interesting illustrated talk.


Wednesday, 9 August 2017

5.30 pm for 6.00 pm

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha Auditorium

‘Landscapes of Capability Brown’ by Stuart Read

AGHS wrote: “We are delighted to have the company of Stuart Read, National Management Committee member, to speak on the landscapes of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. 

Stuart’s talk includes the highlights of a UK trip last northern autumn when he attended an international conference celebrating 300 years of the global influence of Capability (Lancelot) Brown, perhaps that island’s greatest landscape design export. 

Stuart examines Brown’s key design ingredients and mode of working, some key ‘jobs’ and recent restorations. He will describe visits to estates and gardens in the south-west: Cornwall, Wiltshire, Somerset and Gloucestershire: some by Brown, others by his competitors and by ‘gentlemen amateurs’, such as Stourhead and Hestercombe.”