Her Grace, The Duchess of Rutland

Belvoir Castle

Capability Brown and Belvoir: Discovering a lost landscape

About Her Grace, The Duchess of Rutland

The Duchess of Rutland is passionate about British traditions, heritage, craftsmanship, creativity and innovation, a real champion for the very best of British and that includes gardens and gardening. Over the past years the Duchess has overseen the launch of a range of initiatives for Belvoir, including the “Rutland” 12-bore shotgun, publishing several books on Belvoir and its estate as well as her own pavilion design and furniture line - the Duchess collection, based on Belvoir originals.

Above all, the Duchess is very proud of the incredible work of all her charity partners including the Belvoir Cricket and Countryside Trust. The BCCT’s mission is to encourage participation in cricket in rural communities and to create access to sport and the countryside for disadvantaged young people.

Most recently, after discovering the ‘lost’ work of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, Her Grace set out to finish Brown''s vision for Belvoir castle and finish what Mr Brown started. To document this incredible discovery Her Grace published, Capability Brown and Belvoir Castle: Discovering a Lost Landscape.

The Duchess of Rutland tells the story of rediscovering Capability Brown’s abandoned garden plans for her home at Belvoir Castle in Leicestershire. In this illustrated lecture, her grace gives an insight into her life as a 21st century Duchess and how she has articulated the original vision Brown set out for Belvoir Castle’s gardens.

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