The Garden Guide

Book: Colour schemes for the flower garden
Chapter: Introduction

Gertrude Jekyll on Planting Design INTRODUCTION

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In the Introduction to Colour schemes for the flower garden, Gertrude Jekyll explains her conception of garden design as one of the visual arts and also the way in which her own garden at Munstead Wood was used to experiment in the plant color combinations which are the theme of this book

Editor's note

Gertrude Jekyll's Colour schemes for the flower garden (1921) is one of the best and most famous books ever published on planting design. She had the eye of an artist, the skill of a colourist and immense experience of planting in her own garden and in the gardens of her clients. 

Gertrude Jekyll's plant names

Since many of the plant names used by Jekyll have changed, we publish a list of Jekyll Plant Names with modern names