Forget Titchmarsh: Lancelot 'Capability' Brown is the most revered English gardener of all time. Brown revolutionized the landscape of the aristocratic garden, transforming Syon Park, and becoming head gardener at Hampton Court Palace. Next year, to mark 300 years since his birth, a west London gallery is seeking artists to help celebrate Brown's legacy.
Orleans House Gallery in Twickenham is commissioning contemporary artworks inspired by Brown, to feature in an exhibition that will run from 13 February-26 June 2016. Successful artists will have their work showcased in group exhibitions across three gallery spaces: Orleans and Stables Galleries in Twickenham, and the Riverside Gallery in Richmond.
It's part of a year-long, UK-wide celebration of the man who designed over 170 parks. Another event to put in the diary is a talk by Professor Sir Roderick Floud on the business methods of Brown and other great gardeners such as Joseph Paxton, who designed the Crystal Palace. That's on 21 March at Gresham College.
Submission deadline for artists is 14 December. For more information on Orleans House Gallery's competition, visit the website.