300 years since birth of gardening great Capability Brown. Eight stamps introduced by Royal Mail

August 19th, 2016

FindYourStampsValue.com is glad to inform that Royal Mail has issued a set of eight stamps to celebrate the splendid landscape gardens of Lancelot 'Capability' Brown, on the 300th anniversary of his birth.

This stunning set of eight Special Stamps reveals the gardening icon's most notable works, which also happen to be some of the UK's finest and most famous landscape gardens.

Lancelot "Capability" Brown is remembered as "the last of the great 18th-century artists" for his innovative approach to landscape gardening. He was nicknamed Capability for his habit of describing locations as having "great capabilities".

The stamps capture some of the best-known surviving examples of his work, including the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland's northern estate Alnwick Castle. Other featured locations are Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire; Longleat, Wiltshire; Compton Verney, Warwickshire; Highclere Castle, Hampshire; Berrington Hall, Herefordshire; Stowe, Buckinghamshire; and Croome Court, south Worcestershire.

Philip Parker, of the Royal Mail, said: "During his lifetime, 'Capability' Brown literally changed the face of Georgian England. By the time of his death he was known to have shaped or influenced around 250 landscapes".