The stamps showcase some of the best loved surviving examples of Capability Brown’s work, and celebrate his contribution to landscape gardening including: Blenheim Palace, Longleat, Compton Verney, Highclere Castle, Alnwick Castle, Berrington Hall, Stowe and Croome Park.
Lancelot Capability Brown is remembered as ‘the last of the great 18th century artists’ and ‘England’s greatest gardener’ as he went about changing the face of the Georgian English landscape by designing country estates and mansions, moving hills and creating flowing lakes and serpentine rivers.
Throughout 2016 the nationwide Capability Brown Festival has been celebrating the life, work and legacy of Brown and continues to see a myriad of events including exhibitions, guided walks, musical and theatrical performances and family friendly events held at many of his 250 landscapes across England and Wales, with more planned for the coming Autumn months.
Ceryl Evans, Director of the Capability Brown Festival, said: “It is wonderful that Royal Mail has issued a set of Special Stamps to celebrate the work of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown in his tercentenary year. The Capability Brown Festival is working to raise the profile and understanding of historic landscapes. What better way to bring these stunning images into people’s lives in homes and offices than on a stamp?”
The stamps are available from today (August 16 2016) online and at 8,000 Post Offices.