Croome Court will feature in a lecture given by James Bolton when he talks to members of The Arts Society Evesham and guests.

The event will take place on Wednesday October 9 at The Arts Centre Evesham, at 8pm.

A spokesman said: "The lecture 'Capability Brown and the English Landscape' is one of a series that The Arts Society Evesham sponsor throughout the year.

"When Capability Brown refused a fee of £1,000 to work in Ireland because 'he had not yet finished England', it marked the high tide of the English Landscape Movement. His birth in 1716 signalled the end of the Baroque age and his death in 1783 heralded all the excesses of Romanticism. The intervening years witnessed the greatest contribution Britain has made to Art.

"Brown’s important years as head gardener at Stowe, where he learnt from both Cobham and Kent formed the basis of his subsequent independent practise based in Hammersmith. From here Brown surveyed and transformed England from Milton Abbey to Alnwick Castle including Croome Court."

James Bolton is faculty director at the Inchbald School of Design.

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