The English gardens of Gertrude Jekyll (1843-1932) have influenced good garden design throughout the world. While many of Jekyll's gardens and original plantings have disappeared, and only a handful of her plans are well-known, thousands survive in archives. Richard Bisgrove has selected a representative sample from this remarkable collection, and the designs--including plans for Jekyll's three American gardens as well as for many of her English gardens--have been redrawn by an accomplished watercolorist and relabeled to make them more accessible to the nonspecialist. Together they provide an astonishing record of Jekyll's versatility as a garden designer and of the painstaking attention to detail that she applied to every aspect of her art.
Publisher: University of California Press ISBN: 9780520226203 Number of pages: 192 Weight: 885 g Dimensions: 254 x 254 x 15 mm
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