Lancelot "Capability" Brown was arguably one
of England's greatest landscape gardeners. This site is dedicated to this life
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Here you will find the life story of Lancelot
"Capability" Brown and details about all the gardens he either
designed, influenced or on which he worked.
The style of gardening introduced in the 1850's by Lancelot
"Capability" Brown is colloquially known as "serpentine"
gardens, a name derived from one of his most famous features a serpentine
shaped lake. The most obvious example of this design being Hyde Park Gardens
in London, UK, although not actually designed by Brown was certainly
influenced by his work. As his influence spread this style of gardening has
now become know as the "English Landscape Garden", this influence
can be seen on nearly every stately home in the United Kingdom.