Duchess of Rutland: Capability Brown and Belvoir: Discovering a Lost Landscape

11:30am - 12:30pm - Monday 6 June

Cathedral Quarter Hotel, DE1 3JR

2016 marks the 300th anniversary of the birth of Lancelot Capability Brown, who changed the face of 18th Century England, creating beautiful landscapes for country estates and mansions. Of the 170 projects Capability Brown executed in his lifetime, 150 survive today. But as of 2015, there are now 151. Amazingly, after 235 years, his plans for the garden at Belvoir Castle - home of the Dukes of Rutland for over 1,000 years - were discovered hidden in the castle archives.

The Duchess of Rutland is a real champion for the very best of British and that includes gardens and gardening! Determined to leave her own mark on Belvoir Castle, Her Grace, the 11th Duchess of Rutland has set out to finish what Mr Brown started!

Ticket includes tea, coffee and biscuits on arrival.

Bookings deadline: Thursday 2 June.

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