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Gertrude Jekyll

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A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust.

— Gertrude Jekyll

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The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies.

— Gertrude Jekyll

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In garden arrangement, as in all other kinds of decorative work, one has not only to acquire a knowledge of what to do, but also to gain some wisdom in perceiving what it is well to let alone.

— Gertrude Jekyll

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It is no use asking me or anyone else how to dig... Better to go and watch a man digging, and then take a spade and try to do it.

— Gertrude Jekyll

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The lesson I have thoroughly learnt, and wish to pass on to others, is to know the enduring happiness that the love of a garden gives.

— Gertrude Jekyll

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There is no spot of ground, however arid, bare or ugly, that cannot be tamed into such a state as may give an impression of beauty and delight.

— Gertrude Jekyll

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What is one to say about June, the time of perfect young summer, the fulfillment of the promise of the earlier months, and with as yet no sign to remind one that its fresh young beauty will ever fade.

— Gertrude Jekyll

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About Gertrude Jekyll

Did you know about Gertrude Jekyll?

Her book Old West Surrey (1904) records many aspects of 19th century country life with over 300 photographs taken by Jekyll. In 1848 her family left London and moved to Bramley House Surrey where Gertrude Jekyll spent her formative years. Her concern that plants should be displayed to best effect even when cut for the house led her to design her own range of glass flower vases.

Jekyll has been described as "a premier influence in garden design" by English and American gardening enthusiasts. She created over 400 gardens in the United Kingdom Europe and the United States and wrote over 1000 articles for to Country Life magazine The Garden and other magazines. Gertrude Jekyll (pron.

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