Brown's landscapes combine economic and social utility with natural beauty. They were productive when created, providing food, wool and leather for clothing, horsepower, energy and water conservation and timber for fuel and construction. They were also amenable to human use and enjoyment. Modest houses for staﬀ were as delicately sited as the mansions of owners. They provided grounds for relaxation and spiritual regeneration outdoors. This latter characteristic makes them still economically viable today for they attract visitors who help to ﬁnance their upkeep. Open to the general public from their inception they are now shared by the millions who travel to be refreshed by contact with ‘nature’ in safe, calm surroundings.