Gertrude Jekyll (1843-1932) was a British garden Designer who created over 400 gardens in the United Kingdom, Europe and the United States. Jekyll started photographing the gardens, cottages and footpaths close to her family home in Surrey in 1885. During her career she took over 2000 photographs, using them to explore and record landscapes and gardens. They aided her design philosophy and were published alongside her books and articles to illustrate visually the ideas discussed in her writing.
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