From Trevor Nottle

Where do cottage gardens come from? And who was this rather severe looking woman? Cottage gardens come from the land of dreams that’s where. Dreams that were fostered by a very highly coloured view of cottage garden life that was promoted by the well-off and well fed members of the 19thC Arts & Crafts Movement in Merrie Olde Englande.

 Without exploring the cottagers lifestyle as a tenant dependent on his lords whim

From Trevor Nottle

Who was Gertrude Jekyll? It’s as well we’ve come to the last great lady gardener before you get bored with an overload of garden history and grand-dames far removed from our modern lives. Aristocracy, gentility and even women-gardeners are all just a tad dated nowadays. Aristocracy and gentility are of no significance at all and women-gardeners are nothing new but we should not overlook Gertrude Jekyll (1843-1932).

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