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Qld Branch: Lecture – Landscapes of Capability Brown – and AGM
August 9, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
5.30 pm for 6.00 pm
We are delighted to have the company of Stuart Read, National Management Committee member, to speak on the landscapes of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown.
Stuart’s talk includes the highlights of a UK trip last northern autumn when he attended an international conference celebrating 300 years of the global influence of Capability (Lancelot) Brown, perhaps that island’s greatest landscape design export.
Stuart examines Brown’s key design ingredients and mode of working, some key ‘jobs’ and recent restorations. He will describe visits to estates and gardens in the south-west: Cornwall, Wiltshire, Somerset and Gloucestershire: some by Brown, others by his competitors and by ‘gentlemen amateurs’, such as Stourhead and Hestercombe.
The Annual General Meeting of the AGHS Queensland Branch will also be held.
We hope Queensland members will join us for this stimulating talk and the opportunity to meet this year.
Venue: Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha Auditorium.