Born in 1869, at a time when society rarely acknowledged the role of women in the design of outdoor spaces, Ellen shattered conventions with her unwavering passion for gardening.
In the realm of horticulture, few names conjure up the essence of English gardening quite like that of Gertrude Jekyll. Renowned for her artistic vision, Gertrude Jekyll revolutionized the gardening world with her meticulous approach to design, the poetic use of color, and her emphasis on grouping plants in drifts….
Humphry Repton (1752-1818) was a leading landscape architect of his day. His unique client proposals changed the way we look at nature.
Frederick Law Olmsted was an American landscape architect, journalist, social critic, and public administrator. He is considered to be the father of American landscape architecture.
The Wardian case was invented by Dr. Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward (1791-1868). The case allowed plants to be transported all over the globe. It’s a simple box that changed the world.
Pierre-Joseph Redouté is arguably the most renowned floral illustrator in history. He painted plants in the Royal gardens of Paris using a technique of applying color to etchings by hand. His etchings were vibrant and detailed and attracted the attention of some influential patrons.