Shire Book: Gertrude Jekyll
Shire Book: Gertrude Jekyll (1843-1932) continues to be one of the most influential of all English garden designers. Best known for her superb use of colour schemes in her hallmark flower borders, she combined an early training in art with self taught horticultural skills. Whilst early influences included William Morris, John Ruskin and William Robinson, it is her partnership with the architect Edwin Lutyens that produced some of the most distinctive of Edwardian houses and gardens. Author, Twigs Way 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.