Influence on Gertrude Jekyll


c7e68The Arts & Crafts influence on Gertrude Jekyll and her collaborator, Edwin Lutyens, was considerable. Houses were built of local materials and designed in sympathy with their settings, whilst gardens blended with both house and surrounding countryside.


Not only was Gertrude Jekyll a pre-eminent garden designer; she was also the designer of many artefacts for house and garden, such as tools, ornaments, baskets, embroideries and vases. The influence of Arts & Crafts principles on Gertrude Jekyll is described by Mavis Batey in Gertrude Jekyll; Essays on the life of a working amateur, together with illustrations of objects designed by her (example right).