Rosemary Hill, 5 December 1991
Show More Gertrude Jekyll by Sally Festing.
Viking, 323 pp., £17.99, October 1991, 0 670 82788 6Show More
People’s Parks by Hazel Conway.
Cambridge, 287 pp., £49.50, August 1991, 0 521 39070 2Show More
The History of Garden Design: The Western Tradition from the Renaissance to the Present Day edited by Monique Mosser and Georges Teyssot.
Thames and Hudson, 543 pp., £45, May 1991, 0 500 01511 2Show More
“... The woods around London offered some curious sights in the 1840s. To the north in Epping Forest the infant William Morris could be seen riding out in a toy suit of armour, while down in Surrey, in the Tillingbourne Valley, little Gertrude Jekyll was learning to make gunpowder. In the event it was Morris who became the political revolutionary and Gertrude Jekyll who withdrew into a secluded world of romance in the house and garden she created at Munstead Wood ...”