This week in Country Life we pay tribute to England’s most-loved and best known country house gardener as we visit some of his greatest projects, and we head north to find that the popularity of the haggis is still thriving as Burns Night approaches. On top of which, we visit a mediveal manor house in Kent and a stunning garden in Somerset.
** In the 300th anniversary year of the birth of England’s greatest gardener, Steven Desmond charts the career of Capability Brown while owners of parks designed by him choose their favourite views
** Consumed around the world at Burns suppers this week, haggis is still popular, says Flora Watkins
** John Goodall discovers new secrets at Ightham Mote in Kent, a beguiling moated medieval manor house
** There’s year-round beauty in the garden at East Lambrook Manor in Somerset, reveals Jacky Hobbs
** In the property section, Arabella Youens profiles the beautiful, much in-demand city of Winchester, while Penny Churchill takes stock of what’s happening in Surrey