Gertrude Jekyll: Artist, Gardener and Craftswoman

Dr Twigs Way

‘What is needed for doing the best gardening is something of an artist’s training’

Almost eighty years after her death, Gertrude Jekyll (1843-1932) is still 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 and won herself a place in the pantheon of Arts and Crafts. This talk explores Gertrude Jekyll through an examination of the influences of art, architecture and horticulture in her life and work.