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Thursday, 18 May 2017

Stowe Landscape Gardens, Stowe, Buckinghamshire

In its fastest period of growth, Stowe built up gradually over a period of nearly 30 years with the skills of world renowned gardeners and architects. Throughout the decades, lakes were created by hand, mature trees planted and countless temples and monuments were built.

Charles Bridgeman

As Stowe's first garden designer, Charles Bridgeman kick started the transformation from formal gardens to famous landscaped splendor

Sir John Vanbrugh

Sir John Vanbrugh's work at Stowe was fundamental in laying the groundwork for the monuments, landscapes and temples that were to come in the earliest phase of the garden design.

James Gibbs

As an architect, James Gibbs created the most impressive buildings in the gardens.

William Kent

Prior to 'Capability' Brown, Kent created some of the most atmospheric areas of the gardens.

Lancelot "Capability" Brown

Rising through the ranks, Lancelot 'Capability' Brown learnt his trade experimenting at Stowe, making his mark on the landscape before moving on to transform the the English countryside and many aristocratic estates.

Thursday, 18 May 2017