About the Gertude Jekyll website


This site aims to give a picture of the life, work and influence of Gertrude Jekyll; she was a notable garden designer and author, who was born in London and lived the greater part of her life in Surrey, England, from 1843 to 1932. The  site is divided into seven sections.

The HOME page provides an overview of her life and work; it includes a search facility and a news section with current matters of interest to followers of Gertrude Jekyll

The BOOKSHOP reviews books by, about or related, in some way, to her; you can buy books on line through the site.

GARDENS designed or influenced by her, can be visited today; a number of them have been well maintained or restored.

Her LIFE & CAREER spanned almost 90 years and is described here, with a comprehensive chronology.

The British architect SIR EDWIN LUTYENS had a fruitful cooperation with her, over more than 30 years they created many houses and gardens together.

The ARTS & CRAFTS movement, led by William Morris, had a considerable influence over her work.

MORE information is provided about Gertrude Jekyll’s work as a painter during her youth (including images). A section is devoted to her friend William Robinson. There are links to a number of people, institutions and subjects, which add to the understanding of Gertrude Jekyll.