Royal Mail marks 300th anniversary of 'Capability' Brown's birth with a special set of Landscape Gardens stamps featuring Highclere Castle
· A new set of eight stamps was issued on 16 August 2016, to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the birth of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown
· The stamps showcase some of the best loved surviving examples of Capability Brown’s work, and celebrate his contribution to landscape gardening
· Featured locations include: Highclere Castle,Blenheim Palace, Longleat, Compton Verney, Alnwick Castle, Berrington Hall, Stowe and Croome Park
· Capability Brown is remembered as ‘the last of the great eighteenth century artists’ and ‘England’s greatest gardener’
· He changed the face of eighteenth century England, designing country estates and mansions, moving hills and creating flowing lakes and serpentine rivers
· Royal Mail will provide a special handstamp on all mail posted in the village of Kirkharle, his birthplace, from 16 – 22 August 2016
· The stamps are available from www.royalmail.com/landscapegardens and 8,000 Post Office branches
They will shortly be available in our Gift Shop!
Lord and Lady Carnarvon are delighted that Highclere Castle features prominently in this exciting and beautiful issue of stamps as one of the two First Class venues alongside Compton Verney.
Lady Carnarvon said-"I am a big fan of Royal Mail, and our wonderful postman, and I try to write first class Thank you letters. Now all our guests can send a beautifully stamped letter or postcard too!"
Image (c) Royal Mail PA 2016