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Managing Capability Brown’s Legacy – a talk by The Landscape Agency

Thursday, June 16, 2016

The Landscape Agency has been working with the Weston Park Foundation for the past 15 years, over-seeing a 25 year project to restore the park and pleasure grounds and will be delivering a fascinating talk on Thursday 16th June.

This talk will look at how Weston Park has evolved in response to the fortunes and fashions of successive owners and designers, resulting in a landscape of immense richness and diversity.

From the work undertaken by Capability Brown in 1765-6 but also the later improvers such as John Webb in the 1820′s and the Victorian alterations made by Edward Kemp for the 3rd Earl of Bradford.

In particular, the talk will focus on the current project to reveal one of the greatest ‘Capability’ Brown pleasure grounds in the country; Temple Wood.

Patrick James and Eleanor Houldcroft from the The Landscape Agency will be joined by Andrew Bowman-Shaw from the Tree and Woodland Company to explore what it entails to conserve and restore the landscape.


Tickets cost £5.00 per person including tea or coffee on arrival in the Granary Art Gallery.

Ticket holders can also visit the House, Park and Gardens with our compliments and take in the views and vistas for themselves.

Arrival from 10.30am

Lecture 11am

Pre-booking is required by calling Suzanne Parkin on 01952 852130  



Thursday, June 16, 2016
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Weston Park
Weston Park, Shifnal, Telford, Shropshire TF11 8LE United Kingdom
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