Capability Now

13 February – 19 June 2016

Capability Now forms part of a national series of events celebrating the 300th anniversary of the birth of Lancelot 'Capability' Brown, an architect and designer responsible for the creation of nearly 300 of England's finest Georgian landscaped parks and gardens.

About the exhibition

This exhibition will illustrate Brown's vast contribution to the development of the 'English Landscape Garden' at a local and national level; a style of gardening characterised by its 'informal' and naturalistic appearance, as opposed to the ordered, symmetrical, and geometric gardens that came before.

The exhibition will also feature contemporary artists from across the UK, who will present modern interpretations of Brown’s works and ideas in a range of media.

Following its run at Orleans House Gallery, the exhibition will tour to the Museum of Richmond from 1 July to 29 October 2016.

The exhibition was part of the Capability Festival.

Updated: 26 April 2017