A FILM and photographic artist from the Worth Valley has revealed more details of his involvement in a project to celebrate renowned garden designer Lancelot "Capability" Brown.

Much of Simon Warner's participation in the project can be seen at Harewood House, near Leeds.

Among the contributions he has made to the 300-year anniversary celebrations is a viewing shed on the house's Lower Terrace.

Guests will be invited to Step inside the shed for a different experience of the Capability Brown landscape.

A camera obscura produces a dreamlike, inverted view of the lake and parkland, whilst outside a telescope enables close-up examination of the wildlife and distant features.

Two other sheds can be discovered west of the house as part of the same project.

From 11am till noon on June 4 there is an event called Walking With Mr Brown, where people can learn explore the estate in the company of "great man himself!"

A Lancelot Brown re-enactor will lead visitors on a walk down to the lake, taking in the notable cascade and passing lakeside trees that were part of his original planting scheme.

Heading up to the house he will pauses at the site of Gawthorpe, the original manor house that was demolished after the building of the new mansion. The walk ends on the Terrace where "Mr Brown" will point out features of the view to the south, one of his crowning achievements.

From 11am to 12.30pm on June 11, visitors can enjoy an event called Infinite Landscapes, which is a photographic journey focusing on the work of Victorian photographer Roger Fenton.

Brian Liddy, former associate curator at the National Media Museum, will introduce the techniques of Fenton, with special emphasis on his visit to Harewood in the summer of 1859.

An introductory talk in the Watercolour Rooms of the House, where rare examples of Fentonʼs Harewood photographs are on display, will be followed by a guided tour of the estate, taking in the actual spots where Fenton set up his tripod and camera to take his vistas of the beautiful landscape.

This is also an opportunity to meet Mr Warner who will be playing the part of Mr Fenton for the session.

He will help people take advantage of Fentonʼs expertise, allowing them to re-create their own 21st century versions of his famous photographs.

Lancelot Brown, who was born in 1716, is remembered as "England's greatest gardener" and designed more than 170 parks.

He was nicknamed Capability because of his habit of telling clients that their property had "capability" for improvement.