Scampston Hall : Birthday Celebrations for Capability Brown

Written by: Elmtree Press

Birthday Celebrations for Capability Brown
Scampston will be celebrating the landscape architect’s 300th birthday with a Capibili-Tea party and much more!
Throughout August, Scampston will be running a series of events which will celebrate the mark that Capability Brown has left on the English landscape and the beautiful parkland he created at Scampston.
Capability Brown was born in August, 1716. The 300th anniversary has been celebrated throughout the year at Brown sites across England, but events are reaching their crescendo this month.

Heritage volunteers will be leading a number of guided walks through the parkland at Scampston to help visitors identify key features and nuances of Brown’s landscapes. 'Walking in the Footsteps of Mr Brown' guided tours will take place on the  18th, 25th and 29th August, all at 1:30pm.
On the 23rd August we will be offering a Fantastic Family Fun day which will explore the lake created by Brown and the bug-life within it. There will be crafts, guided family walks and pond dipping on offer. The event is free, and is aimed to engage young families in Capability Brown’s work.
Chris Legard, owner of Scampston Hall commented: “We are thrilled to offer such a diverse repertoire of events for all age groups in recognition of the beautiful landscape that Brown designed for my ancestors in the eighteenth century.
“Whether you are a history buff, or just enjoy a good old fashioned slice of cake – there is something to get everyone interested in the work of Brown.”
If you are interested in taking part in any of the events and would like more details, visit or email