Lancelot 'Capability' Brown

Thu, May 10th 2018 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

He worked for one King, six Prime Ministers and half of the House of Lords. What was the secret of his success?

It is just over 300 years since his birth and yet people still refer to the influence that 'Capability' Brown has had on the British landscape. This was an era before the advent of telecommunications and air travel, yet his clients extended from Northumberland to the Isle of Wight and he was able to manage multiple projects at the same time.

Tony Hadfield will provide an overview of Brown's life, what features of his work distinguish his projects, and provide an answer to the question as to why he was so successful.

Tony HadfieldContact Tony Hadfield about this page:

(ALL fields required)

(If you are a Rotarian, please name your club.)

'What We Do' Main Pages:

The Rotary Foundation is Rotary's own charity. It raises money for End Polio Now, the Rotary Peace Fellowships and innumerable district and global grants worldwide. It supports Rotarians' efforts to change lives and serve communities.


Rotary Clubs support young people in many ways, which can be by providing funding but also through involvement in various school activities.


See the crocuses in flower.


Vocational service is the essence of Rotary and serves as the foundation from which we serve our communities around the world.


Nailsworth Rotary Club arranges many fundraising events each year and the funds raised in recent years have helped a wide range of organisations.

A weekend in The Gower, here visiting a lifeboat station

Fundraising for charities and helping members of our local community are just two of the reasons why people join Rotary. Friendship, fellowship and having fun are almost as important.

Forest Green Community Garden 2019

We help out with many local community projects: The Older Driver Forum, Forest Green Community Garden, Stroud Court, Box Wood, Nailsworth Spring Clean, Arkell Centre lunches, Alzheimer's Cafe, Nailsworth Noel and Festival, and Stroud Ambitions.