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Alan Titchmarsh to create Capability Brown garden for More4

Alan Titchmarsh to create Capability Brown garden for More4
Staff Reporter
13 January 2015

Channel 4 Features has commissioned Capability Found from Spun Gold, a 3 x 60 series about the life and work of Lancelot “Capability” Brown, Britain’s master gardener of the late 1700s.

Presented by Alan Titchmarsh, the series will reveal Capability’s 18th century landscape plans for Belvoir Castle, which were never executed as Brown sadly died before they could be started. But now, nearly three centuries later are to be brought to life.

With access to Belvoir Castle, ancestral home of the Duke and Duchess of Rutland, Titchmarsh will assist the Duchess as she attempts to recreate Capability’s 18th century vision for the Estate. 

Lizi Wootton, Commissioning Editor, Features said; “The series is set to add to the tri-centenary celebrations of Lancelot “Capability” Brown’s birth. The re-discovery of his plans for Belvoir Castle is really exciting and hugely significant. I’m delighted that nearly 300 years on Alan Titchmarsh is able to help recreate the vision of one of Britain’s most important landscape designers.”

Gill Tierney, Executive Producer for Spun Gold added: “Most people have heard of Capability Brown but this is a chance to get to know the man behind the myth; to celebrate his legacy not only at Belvoir Castle, but in some of the greatest gardens of England.”

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