Study Day: An Adventure with Capability Brown

15th June 2016

The study day wil be hosted by John and Crescent Giffard of Chillington Hall and The Weston Park Foundation at Weston Park.  At Chillington Brown's great legacy is the vast lake around which are set a number of temples and bridges - themselves small architectural masterpieces.  Transport by tractor and trailer will be provided!.  At nearby Weston park we will explore (on foot) the Pleasure Grounds, the Shrewsbury Walk, walled gardens and Temple of Diana in the pastoral parkland which replaced the earler more formal landscape.

In depth knowledge from the guides will enable  comparison and contrasting  of the landscape at Weston and Chillington affording an insight into why Brown is so special and the significance of his legacy, while providing the opportunity to consider what came before him and what later layers of history have done to his landscapes. 

Date:  Wednesday 15 June 2016

Time: 10.30am, coffee on arrival.  The day ends with tea and biscuits at approx. 4.30pm

Where:  Prior to the event members and guests will be divided into two groups, one arriving at Weston Park at 10.30am and the other at Chillington Hall also at 10.30am.  Groups change over after lunch.  This enables up to 70 people to be accommodated.  

Lunch: 12.45 pm approx.   Both groups meet up for lunch in the Stable Block at Chillington Hall.

Price:  £50 per head includes coffee on arrival, entry, guided tour by owners and curator, lunch, tea and biscuits.  Wine at lunch will be available to buy by the glass. 

Please apply to:  Mr. Peter Backett, Combermere Abbey, Whitchurch, Shropshire SY13 4AJ.  Email:

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