Quote:-
'Placemaking, and a good English Garden depend entirely on principle
and have very little to do with fashion.' (Lancelot 'Capability’ Brown)

Stowe Landscape Garden - Buckinghamshire
(OS Grid Ref. SP677373 Nearest Post Code MK18 5EH)

Stowe Landscape Garden - Buckinghamshire (OS Grid Ref. SP677373 Nearest Post Code MK18 5EH)

Latest update - (desktop wallpaper & jigsaws)
Sunday 28th August 2016

2016 marks the 300th anniversary of the birth of the most successful landscape gardener in British history – Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. He was born circa 1715/16 and was baptised on 30th August 1716. ‘Capability’ Brown started at Stowe as under gardener to William Kent and was the head gardener at Stowe from 1742 until 1750. It is estimated that he was responsible for over 170 gardens surrounding the finest country houses and estates in Britain. To celebrate Brown's legacy, the National Trust will be opening their doors 'free of charge across the Stowe estate on 31st August for you to soak up the magnificent legacy he left on the Buckinghamshire landscape.'

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More desktop wallpaper here-p1 and here-p2


Daily Updates (Latest update )
Picture of the Day 1024x768 picture previously shown on these web pages
On This Day Events from Britain's past that occurred on
New! Daily Surprise Jigsaw A downloadable jigsaw from the archive. (These puzzles will have appeared previously on these web pages as surprise jigsaws or desktop wallpaper.) The jigsaws are cyclic, but it will currently take 14 months before they reappear.

Britain's changing seasons (Latest update Sunday 28th August 2016)

New Picture of the Moment, plus two downloadable jigsaws of Stowe Landscape Garden - Buckinghamshire (1920x1080 HD widescreen desktop wallpaper)
New Jigsaw Puzzles of the Moment (new surprise and non-surprise jigsaws)
New Desktop Wallpaper - page 1 - An opportunity to catch up with some that you might have missed
New Jigsaw Puzzles from the previous 3 uploads - An opportunity to catch up with some that you might have missed

Other Updates
New 1st August 2016 Yorkshire desktop wallpaper, to celebrate 'Yorkshire Day' held every year on 1st August
New 1st March 2016 Another 31 archived jigsaws were added to the Daily Surprise section on 1st March 2016.
(You can now enjoy 15 months of daily surprise jigsaws before they reappear on the jigsaw page.)
New 9th February 2016 Flickr photos - A sample (with more to follow) of some of my favourite pictures that have been Picture of the Moment. Some are archived photos and some are currently on the wallpaper pages.
You can view a slideshow of 3 years of Beautiful Britain wallpaper via this link.

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