Images courtesy of Gertrude Jekyll and the Country House Garden.

British horticulturalist and garden designer Gertrude Jekyll (1843-1932) once wrote, "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." A prolific and innovative gardener, Jekyll designed over 400 landscapes and wrote more than 1,000 articles sharing her remarkable expertise. Noted for her contributions to the Arts and Crafts movement, Jekyll designed naturalistic gardens inspired by Impressionism; her work marked an important turning point from rigid, Victorian styles.