Saturday, December 8, 2018

Gertrude Jekyll

From The English Garden:
Few of us could ever hope to match the prodigious output of Gertrude Jekyll. The pioneering plantswoman, garden designer and writer used signature colour and herbaceous borders to define country-house style in properties in the UK and US. Gertrude Jekyll took influence from her Arts and Crafts contemporaries, William Morris and John Ruskin, and her association with William Robinson and Edwin Lutyens. Her gardens, typically exuberant and emboldened by deft use of colour, embody the words inscribed on her Munstead Wood gravestone designed by Lutyens: artist, gardener, craftswoman. (Read more.)


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