My ideal garden: Capability Brown

Activity summary

  • Activity categorised as Educational
  • Suitable for:
    • Schools & groups
  • Relevant to national curriculum subjects:
    • Art & Design and Arts Award
    • Design & Technology
    • English
    • Geography
    • History
    • Mathematics
    • Physical Education

About this activity

Visit Kearsney Abbey to appreciate the English Landscape style pioneered by garden designer Capability Brown (1716–1783). Pupils can learn about Capability Brown and his work, draw a sketch plan of Kearsney Abbey and its features and design their own park or feature in a Capability Brown style.

Suitable for Key Stage 2 and adaptable for Key Stage 1.


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