Use Places & People to search over 6,600 parks and gardens in the UK and 2,100 biographies of people associated with them. Image location: Bedgebury National Pinetum

Learn about the rich heritage of parks and gardens in Topics.
Image location: Powis Castle

Follow News & Events, updated regularly with the latest information affecting historic parks and gardens. Image location: Sheffield Botanical Gardens

Visit the Schools for ideas and activities to encourage the interest of children and young people in their local parks. Image location: Trentham

Join us as a volunteer and Research & Record historic parks and gardens in your area.
Image location: Cirencester Abbey

View the Illustrated Glossary which provides definitions and accompanying images for terms and concepts associated with historic parks and gardens. Image location: Pannett Park

What is Capability Brown’s legacy at Mount Clare?

Article Index

  1. What is Capability Brown’s legacy at Mount Clare?
  2. Sources
  3. All Pages


  1. RHS Lindley Library. The account book of Lancelot Brown (Unpublished MS 1764-1788).

  2. Dorothy Stroud, Capability Brown (Faber & Faber, 1975).

  3. Roger Turner, Capability Brown and the Eighteenth-Century English Landscape (Phillimore & Co, 1999).

  4. Bridget Cherry and Nikolaus Pevsner, South London

  5. City of London Libraries, Mount Clare, in Surry; the seat of Sir John Dick, bart.; published June 1st, 1784 by W. Watts.

  6. Mount Clare, Roehampton engraved by A.T.Prior after a picture by Thomas Allom. Published in A Topographical History of Surrey, 1850. Image courtesy of

  7. Jane Brown, The Omnipotent Magician – Lancelot Capability Brown 1716-1783 (Chatto & Windus, 2011)

  8. This article was first published on the London Parks & Gardens Trust website. To view additional images of Mount Clare from that article visit: