After publishing my last post, I was reminded of the fact that next year, 2016, is the 300th Anniversary of the birth of the great landscape designer, Capability Brown.
There can be very few of the garden-visiting public who have not heard of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. What is less well-known is that he designed Walled Gardens as well as the other parks and gardens of large houses.
The reason I was reminded is that I recalled reading something on the WKGN (Walled Kitchen Garden Network) about the Tercentenary. It was written by one of the WKGN founders, Susan Campbell, herself an author on the subject of Walled Gardens. She was asking WKGN members to supply what information they had on Brown's involvement with kitchen gardens, in order to fill the gaps in the knowledge of that aspect of his work.
The article can be found here: https://wkgn.wordpress.com/2014/03/02/526/
And more on Capability Brown and the Tercentenary, here: http://www.capabilitybrown.org/
That, then, set me thinking of ways to revive the interest in the VKG (Victorian Kitchen Garden) programmes at the same time, given the common theme. That may not be possible to do in time for the Tercentenary in 2016 but how about for VKG’s own 30th Anniversary in 2017?
Thinking cap on.