Gertrude Jekyll

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Gertrude Jekyll
Horticulturist, garden designer, writer and artist

Jekyll, Gertrude,

1843–1932, British artist, landscape gardener, and crafts artist. She was associated with William Robinson and Edwin LutyensLutyens, Sir Edwin Landseer
, 1869–1944, English architect. He began his career designing small houses in Surrey and later executed a series of large country establishments, many of them complete with furniture and gardens.
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 in developing an informal and natural style of garden. Her works include Wood and Garden (1899) and Garden Ornament (1918).
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The advent of Naturalism in garden design brought about by the demands of the cottage garden brought to the for by landscapers such as Gertrude Jekyll who emphasized the importance of flowers, rock gardens, and the shape and color of a maturing garden.
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