Garden architect’s life on film

Animation of Capability Brown.
Animation of Capability Brown.

A fun and friendly animation has been created as part of the 300th birthday celebrations for Capability Brown.

The five-minute animation, created by production company Cosmic Carrot and titled ‘They call me Capability Brown’, provides a light hearted approach to 18th century landscape architecture, containing Brown’s biography, a taste of some of the 250 landscapes that he designed and influenced across England and Wales, and answers questions such as ‘What is a Ha-Ha’ and ‘How many football pitches fit into the grounds of Blenheim Palace’.

The film features a host of contributors from members of the general public enjoying Brown’s landscapes to festival partners, including the National Trust.

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