Gertrude Jekyll and the Country House Garden
One of the most important garden designers of the twentieth century, Gertrude Jekyll (1843-1932) was a prolific writer and hugely influential horticulturist. Her own writings delve into the themes of Home and Garden, Gardens Old and New, Gardens for Small Country Houses, Color in the Flower Garden, and Garden Ornament, which are highlighted in this lecture.
Landscape historian and author Judith Tankard will explore Jekyll’s gardens and her legendary theories on color, planting, and design with a selection of some of her famous garden commissions. We will discover Jekyll’s most important collaboration with Sir Edwin Lutyens, spanning over forty years and producing such seminal landscape masterpieces of the Arts and Crafts movement as Hestercombe, Folly Farm, and Deanery Gardens. Tankard offers an opportunity to visit these great country-house gardens and more through a selection of superb photographs from the Country Life archives.
Date and time
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
11 a.m. Book signing
12:30 p.m. Luncheon
Beverly Hills Women’s Club
1700 Chevy Chase Drive
Los Angeles, CA
The clubhouse is located at the intersection of Benedict Canyon Drive and Chevy Chase Drive. Entrance to the parking lot is on Benedict Canyon Drive, just south of the clubhouse.
$58 members of the Royal Oak Foundation, Garden Conservancy, and Beverly Hills Women's Club
$68 non-members and guests
Garden Conservancy members can obtain the members discount by inserting this code: 13STGC
About the speaker
Judith B. Tankard is a distinguished landscape historian, author, and preservation consultant. She received an M.A.in art history from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, and taught at the Landscape Institute, Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University for twenty years. In 2000, she was awarded a Gold Medal by the Massachusetts Horticultural Society. Her articles and book reviews have been published in a wide range of publications, including Hortus, Apollo, and Country Life. She is the author or co-author of eight illustrated books on landscape history, including The Gardens of Ellen Biddle Shipman (1996), Gardens of the Arts and Crafts Movement (2004), Beatrix Farrand: Private Gardens, Public Landscapes (2009), and her latest, Gertrude Jekyll and the Country House Garden (2011). She is vice-president of the Beatrix Farrand Society, an organization that honors the legacy of one of Jekyll’s famous followers. Read more about the speaker.
The Royal Oak Foundation is the American membership affiliate of the National Trust of England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Since 1973, Royal Oak has offered a national program of lectures to acquaint Americans with the Trust’s outstanding portfolio of over 300 historic houses and gardens, and to highlight scholarship regarding English history, art and design, and landscape design.