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Capability Brown’s Abbey Landscape Receives Funding

Capability Brown's Abbey landscape receives funding. We just finished celebrating the three-hundredth anniversary of the birth of Lancelot Capability Brown (1716-1783). I have enjoyed reading the posts about the celebration in England that included many events during the year and even a…

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Empress Josephine’s English Garden

Empress Josephine's English Garden The landscape garden of the early 1700s took the English garden in a new direction. The garden assumed a less formal look, replacing it with a more natural scene, especially with the extensive lawn and curved…

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Victorian Homes Needed Lawn

Victorian homes needed lawn. The lawn marked the landscape as contemporary in nineteenth century America. Every Victorian house needed the lawn. David Stuart writes in his book Garden of Triumphant: A Victorian Legacy, "The front garden, except in the poorest…

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