Current matters of interest to followers of Gertrude Jekyll are listed here.
Lifechart produces gift cards or framed and historical prints of Gertrude Jekyll, together with the same for other garden designers, such as ‘Capability’ Brown and Humphry Repton. Information www.lifechart.co.uk/
The Salutation, Sandwich, Kent offers special events in the garden. Information www.the-secretgardens.co.uk/news-events/
Lovers of Gertrude Jekyll’s style may want to own one or more ‘Munstead Flower Glasses’. She designed and commissioned them when she failed to find flower vases that met her exacting standards. She used them to display the flowers grown in her garden at Munstead Wood, Surrey, and they feature in many of her photographs; she was a skilled photographer. In 1903, her designs were rewarded with silver and bronze medals from The Royal Horticultural Society and National Rose Society.The new range of these flower vases have been developed by one of her great great nieces and are exactly based on her original designs; they are manufactured to a high standard in Portugal. Details http://gertrudejekylldesigns.com
‘Gardens of Gertrude Jekyll’ study tour, in June 2013, led by Jane Balfour. Further details are on website www.artpursuitsuk.com
There was, in May 2013, a major exhibition devoted to Gertrude Jekyll at the Lightbox, Woking’s remarkable new gallery and museum, a short distance to the south of London, in Gertrude Jekyll’s county of Surrey. Details of the exhibition and associated events are obtainable from this link http://www.thelightbox.org.uk/events1/may2013/gertrudejekyll There is an article on page 47 of the NADFAS Spring Review 2013 which is of relevant interest to the exhibition http://view.digipage.net/?id=nadfasreviewspring2013