year is the 300th anniversary of Capability
is a project with the Landscape Institute and English
Heritage to highlight and celebrate his work. Three
members felt that the Embroiderers’ Guild could also
contribute in its own, unique way. The Landscape
Institute welcomed the guild as a Festival partner.
Cotswold Branch is joining with the Worcester Branch to
put on an exhibition at Croome Park. Worcester is
staging its exhibition in the Spring, and Cotswold is
following in July. The exhibition will be staged in the
was one of Brown’s first private commissions. He
became a friend of the 6th Earl of Coventry
and remained so for the rest of his life, he also
remained involved with the Croome estate and its
continuing development. He died, aged 67, on the way
home after dining with the Earl at his London house.
Earl put up a memorial to Brown beside the lake. The
the Memory of Lancelot Brown
by the powers of
inimitable and creative genius
this garden scene
of a morass.
and the National Trust are staging many events. This
February Dame Helen Ghosh, Director-General of the
National Trust, started the year by planting a Cedar of
Lebanon tree at the foot of Church Hill. The cedar is
the iconic tree of Croome, seen all over the estate.