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.
Watch a film clip on the designer from the BBC Archive in the Media section below
- Sir Herbert Jekyll (brother)