The residents of Hilton and Fenstanton, the only land Brown actually owned, are already sowing seeds for a fantastic year as part of the national Capability Brown Festival celebrations.
Plans already include a five day music festival themed around English Landscapes under the direction of Clare College, Cambridge's Director of Music, Graham Ross. A sponsored bike ride from his birthplace in Kirkharle to his resting place in Fenstanton is planned to raise money for the much needed refurbishment of his memorial in the Parish Church. An open garden weekend and tour of Brown's Parish, along with the installation of village signs will welcoming visitors to Capability Brown's Parish. A memorial Cedar of Lebanon, Brown's signature tree, will be planted on the green at Hilton and a memorial event will be held in Fenstanton's Parish church over the weekend of his baptism in August.