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The 300th Anniversary of the birth of Capability Brown

The 300th Anniversary of the birth of Capability Brown is in 2016, with a national programme of events being planned throughout the year.

For further information and updates, please see the national website: www.capabilitybrown.org

The CB300 Heart of England Steering Group had its first meeting on Monday, and now has a seat, plus webpage, on the Birmingham Heritage Forum. We represent 5 West Midlands Counties: Warks, Shrops, Staffs and Hereford & Worcs. Already we have 3 CB sites represented and all 4 County Garden Trusts, as well as reps from other sites who plan to run events in 2016. We aim to have a coordinated programme within the region, and a CB-themed Music Festival, all linked in with the national festival programme.

The local CB300 webpage Version 1 has just gone live, and will be developed as we go along… participating sites and their events will be advertised as part of our regional festival programme which, in turn, will be linked to the national website.


The Parks and Gardens UK online database will become the main source of CB online data, and part of the festival legacy.


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