Gertrude Jekyll

Gertrude Jekyll

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Almost eighty years after her death, Gertrude Jekyll (1843-1932) is still one of the most influential of all English garden designers. Best known for the superb use of colour schemes in her hallmark flower borders, she combined an early training in art with self-taught horticultural skills. Early influences included William Morris, John Ruskin and William Robinson, but it is her partnership with the architect Edwin Lutyens that produced some of the most distinctive of Edwardian houses and gardens. From her house (and nursery) at Munstead Wood, Surrey, Jekyll designed over 400 gardens across Britain and Europe, and some in America where her archive of designs and drawings is now held. This book explores her life, influences on her early work in art and crafts, the transfer to Munstead Wood and working relationship with Edwin Lutyens, as well as her own writings and achievements.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 144.78 x 205.74 x 5.08mm | 140.61g
  • Shire Publications
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1 col
  • 0747810907
  • 9780747810902
  • 421,484

About Twigs Way

Twigs Way is a writer and historian specialising in gardens and gardeners. She is the author of several books, including 'Allotments', 'Topiary' and 'The Cottage Garden' for Shire.
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Table of contents

?Early Life, Art School and Travel / Artist, Gardener, Craftswoman / Flowering and maturity / Beyond the Garden Gate / Autumn of a Gardening Life / A Gardening Legacy / Places to Visit / Further Reading / Index
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