Royston Pike Lectures - Gertrude Jekyll: A Pioneer Spirit

Gertrude Jekyll (1843-1932), was a talented artist, photographer, plantswoman and garden designer. This talk looks at her life and explores her designs and some surviving gardens, including her home at Munstead Wood, near Godalming. The house at Munstead Wood was designed by the young Edwin Lutyens and the surrounding garden became a place for Jekyll to experiment with plant form, texture and colour. After many years in private ownership, the house and garden have recently been acquired by the National Trust.

Cherrill Sands is a garden historian with an MA in the Conservation of Landscapes, Park & Gardens. She has been engaged as Historical Consultant at Painshill Landscape Garden in Surrey since 2004. As a freelance speaker she presents talks throughout the UK and abroad on garden history and theatre studies. Cherrill is a former Chair of the educational charity Surrey Gardens Trust and remains a member of their Research Team. She enjoys discovering the endless variety of gardens around the world and all aspects of garden history and design - while trying to impose some order on her own patch of ground at home.

Tickets: £3 cash on the door (reserve your seat online)
Thursday 7 March 2024 - 7.30pm
Riverhouse Barn
Manor Road
KT12 2PF