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Capable of Reinvention

Capability Brown Gardens

The garden is a study of reflection, inspired by Capability Brown’s use of lakes. The water troughs reflect the planting and custom-made sculpture ‘follies’.

Just as Brown was a master of illusion and perspective, the design plays with the visitors’ experience. The unusual shape of the garden directs the view, a path draws the eye deeper into the contours of the land, and the famous Capability tree clump is reimagined in dead wood and metal.

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The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.