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Gertrude Jekyll (1843-1932), Horticulturalist and writer

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Garden designer and writer. As a young woman Gertrude Jekyll absorbed the principles of Arts and Crafts movement and worked as a painter, embroiderer and interior designer. She turned whole-heartedly to gardening and garden design after 1891 owing to her failing eyesight. Jekyll brought her artistic training, combined with deep knowledge as a plantswoman, to the three hundred or more gardens she designed and her writings further made her a crucial influence on modern gardening.

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Gertrude Jekyll

by Sir William Newzam Prior Nicholson
oil on canvas, 1920
NPG 3334