Don't miss the chance to discover the temporary exhibition: 'Capability' Brown at Blenheim Palace open daily until Monday 2nd May. Blenheim Palace was one of 'Capability' Brown's most significant landscape projects. Commissioned by the 4th Duke of Marlborough in 1763, he spent a total of 11 years transforming the Palace's landscaped parkland which, although appearing quite natural, is 'contrived to pleasing effect'.
The new exhibition features maps, plans, paintings, pictures, costumes and historic artefacts bringing the life of one of the world's most illustrious landscape designers to life.
Alongside specially-commissioned artworks featuring his most celebrated views, the exhibition also features drawings of the lake and dam under construction as well as a film by modern gardener Diarmuid Gavin reflecting on the influence of Brown's work at Blenheim Palace.
The exhibition is in partnership with The Embroiderers Guild and will feature stunning hand-made pieces by some of the Guild's talented members, depicting the Parkland at Blenheim Palace.
Works by the renowned artist, Tim Scott Bolton, who has been travelling around England painting Brown landscapes, including the one of Blenheim Palace, will also be featured in the exhibition; alongside other celebrated artists. The artists looked at the landscape of Brown 300 years on from his original design, and captured similar view points as other artists have done in the past, showing their own unique style and response to the Blenheim Palace landscape.
Alongside the exhibition visitors can enjoy horse & carriage rides, a new viewpoints trail and much more continuing throughout the year.
A new 'Capability' Brown Viewpoints Trail has also been created with interpretation panels highlighting many of his most impressive viewpoints across the Estate and Formal Gardens walking tours will also be taking place. Visitors will also be able to see the iconic 'Brownian' viewpoints by horse and carriage rides on selected dates.