The 1987 hurricane in the south of England prompted Steffie to research landscape gardener
and compile a photographic record of his landscapes
and architecture. To date she has visited more than 190
of his 200 plus works, with thousands of photographs on file.
She has been consulted on restoration/ management plans
for various Brown parks and contributed to the Channel
4 TV "Great Estates" (2004) programme
work at Blenheim.
Her illustrated talks on 'Capability' Brown are as follows:
‘CAPABILITY’ BROWN and
THE GIFT of LANDSCAPE
The life and work of Capability Brown – his natural
style of landscape creation and his architecture. The content
of this lecture is tailored to include Brown’s work in the
'local area' of the talk
'CAPABILITY' BROWN, THE SHAKESPEARE OF GARDEN ARTS
How Brown's landscapes were influenced by the eighteenth century rise of theatre
WAS ‘CAPABILITY’ BROWN A GOLFER?!
Thoughts on enjoying both landscape and golf
A PROFUSION OF WATER
focuses on the engineering work of 'Capability' Brown
HE PAINTS AS HE PLANTS
trees and shrubs in 'Capability' Brown's portfolio
Brown’s London Commissions
‘CAPABILITY’ BROWN – THE LINCOLNSHIRE CONNECTION
Newly discovered biographical evidence about Brown and his
Other talks include:
MY GREEN STUDIO
A garden restoration with photography in mind
Flower portraiture and garden photography techniques
IMPRESSIONS of LINCOLNSHIRE
A pictorial journey through the county of Lincolnshire including
its historic parks and gardens
HAVE GARDEN - WILL TRAVEL
Gardening lessons learned from nineteen house moves in England,
Scotland, mainland Europe
and the USA!
THE ARTIST IN THE GARDEN
A commentary on historic and contemporary garden designers.
ANTIQUARIAN WILLIAM STUKELEY - AN EIGHTEENTH CENTURY GARDEN DESIGNER?
A DUCAL LANDSCAPE
the significant garden history of Grimsthorpe Castle