Capability Brown and Cardiff Castle – LI Wales Summer Social


Join us and the LI’s President to help celebrate the 300th anniversary of Capability Brown’s birth with a lecture and tour detailing Brown’s controversial works at Cardiff Castle.

Lancelot (Capability) Brown has become known as “England’s greatest gardener” through his work as a landscape architect.  He designed over 170 parks, many of which still exist, and the anniversary celebrations are being held throughout the UK. The green of Cardiff Castle is one of the few sites Brown worked at in Wales, yet sadly virtually nothing remains of his conception as his changes proved to be very unpopular.  Cardiff Castle is notable as one of the few places where Brown worked within a limited space as opposed to an open park.  The main lecture should prove to be an interesting, alternative view of Brown’s work and the speaker Matthew Williams, curator of Cardiff Castle, has advised that he won’t be holding back on his opinions!

WHEN: Saturday 23rd July 2016, 10am start – 1pm approx finish

WHERE: Lord Dumfries Suite (meeting point), Cardiff Castle

COST: £17.50, includes a light buffet and drinks


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