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Our picture this month shows a view of Tatton Park, one of the many gardens created by the famous designer Lancelot Capability Brown. This year marks 300 years since his birth in 1716 and he is remembered as "England's greatest gardener" . He designed over 170 parks, many of which still endure. He was nicknamed "Capability" because he would tell his clients that their property had "capability" for improvement. He worked on other gardens in Cheshire too, including Eaton Hall, Doddington Park, Dunham Massey and further afield at nearby Chatsworth House, Knowsley Hall and Trentham Gardens.

See the Cheshire Image Bank for pictures of other gardens at Cheshire’s grand houses.