The more hidden delights of The Gertrude Jekyll
Garden at the recentlyrevamped Lindisfarne Castle, meanwhile, was described as "a small yet cleverly-planted walled garden that provide an oasis of warmth, colour and beauty all year round on a windswept and otherwise stark island".
Another North East candidate -- in the Best Garden section -- is the Gertrude Jekyll
garden facing Lindisfarne castle inNorthumberland.
QUEEN MOTHER LEFT: MME ISA AC PEREIRE BELOW: GERTRUDE JEKYLL
, LEFT, AND JUST JOEY
Credit: thefragrant rosecompany.co.uk
Rosa "Gertrude Jekyll
", named for a famed horticulturist, is deep pink with a cabbage rose effect becoming fuller and more sensuous as it opens.
Varieties looking stunning include Super Trouper, You're Beautiful, Aphrodite and Lady of Shalott, as well as English old rose hybrids such as Gertrude Jekyll
and Darcey Bussell.
and the country house garden; from the archives of Country life.
The nation's favourite rose title went to Gertrude Jekyll
, with rich pink old rose blooms, superb fragrance and disease resistance.
For at least 500 years this country has been famous for her gardens and gardeners and in the twentieth century Christopher Lloyd's name stands alongside Gertrude Jekyll
, Lawrence Johnson and Vita Sackville-West.
The 684- acre island has an impressive Victorian mansion with 12 bedrooms, five reception rooms and three bathrooms, Gertrude Jekyll
gardens, two cottages and a studio flat, a former lighthouse complex dating back to 1793 with three houses, a boathouse and a stone jetty that was used to land coal to fuel the original lighthouse fire.
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.
As Valentine's Day approaches, thoughts turn to romance and the creations pioneered by great designers like Gertrude Jekyll
and William Robinson.