Royal Mail marks 300 years of Lancelot Capability Brown

Royal Mail marks 300 years of Lancelot Capability Brown

A new set of eight stamps will be issued on 16 August 2016, to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the birth of Lancelot Capability Brown.

Portrait of Lancelot Capability Brown

Lancelot Capability Brown

The stamps showcase some of the best loved surviving examples of Capability Brown’s work, and celebrate his contribution to landscape gardening.

Featured locations include: 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 eighteenth century artists’ and ‘England’s greatest gardener’.

He changed the face of eighteenth century England, designing country estates and mansions, moving hills and creating flowing lakes and serpentine rivers.

Royal Mail will provide a special stamp on all mail posted in the village of Kirkharle, his birthplace, from 16 – 22 August 2016.

The stamps are available from and 8,000 Post Office branches.