By AndrewHicks
2 years ago

Google goes green-fingered to honour legendary British horticulturist and garden designer.

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Google has gone green-fingered today to celebrate legendary horticulturist Gertrude Jekyll.
The beautiful blooms on the search engine's homepage pay homage to the British garden designer on what would have been her 174th birthday.
Born in London on November 29 1843, Jekyll spent most of her life in Surrey, England, on her family’s estate, Munstead House.
She later moved into her own house, Munstead Wood, where she planted one of her most enchanting gardens.
A woman of innumerable talents, Jekyll was also an accomplished musician, composer, woodworker, metalworker, and botanist.

Her foundation as a budding artist greatly influenced her breathtaking creations. As a student, she took inspiration from the landscapes of English Romantic painter J.M.W. Turner, capturing the seasons, the light, the textures, and the hues of every growing thing on her canvases.
Jekyll brought that painterly sensibility to her life’s work, designing about 400 gardens in the United Kingdom, Europe, and the U.S., which were documented in photographs, over a dozen books, and thousands of magazine articles.

Today’s Doodle was created by British artist Ben Giles.

Giles unites the hot and cool colors the horticulturist favored to create a lush and brilliant garden collage. From the corner of the illustration, Jekyll watches her garden grow.

Gertrude Jekyll 29 November 1843 – 8 December 1932) was a British horticulturist, garden designer, artist, and writer. She created over 400 gardens in the United Kingdom, Europe and the United States, and wrote over 1,000 articles for magazines such as Country Life and William Robinson's The Garden. Jekyll has been described as "a premier influence in garden design" by English and American gardening enthusiasts.
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Borderline β€Ί I have been in a garden like this in Sandy, Hertfordshire. There is a Natural Park over there with a house like that on the top of the hill. Really beautiful
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