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Sat 17 September 2016, 14:30 – 17:00 BST
Saturday 17th September 2016 (2.30pm - 5.00pm)
This year we are celebrating 300 years since birth of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown a landscape designer who created a style that has shaped our picture of the quintessential English countryside. Here at Ashburnham Place we are privileged to look after 220 acres of grounds and gardens much of which was landscaped by Brown in the 1700s.
Come and join Jay Ashworth, one of our gardeners who has an interest in Brown’s work at Ashburnham, as she leads a walk around the grounds, taking in the work that Brown did, the environmental legacy that he has left us and the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the landscape he worked in.
The walks will be followed by a Capabilitea in the Brown designed Orangery Tea Room with a chance to try some eighteenth century cakes as well as our usual selection of delicious hot drinks, cakes, scones and cookies.
The walks will take 1 1/2 hours and will be around the lakes and woodland so please wear proper walking boots or wellingtons. The walks will not be suitable for those with mobility problems. If you are interested in finding out more about Brown’s work here at Ashburnham Place, but don’t think you could manage the walk, do get in touch with our Bookings Team who will take your details and we will try and arrange something more accessible at a later date.
If you are part of a group who would like a private tour, please contact us to arrange a suitable date.
£15 per person