Lutyens - Jekyll

Tuesday 18th October 2022 at 10.45am

Lecturer: Steven Desmond

In the spring of 1889 the young Edwin Lutyens, later to become the most famous British architect of the 20th century, met the artist-gardener-craftswoman Gertrude Jekyll for the first time at an afternoon tea-party in rural Surrey. She was a well-known eccentric, of whom her parents had despaired, and a generation older than the young man who communicated with the world through drawings and elaborate jokes. Separately they were interesting, curious, isolated: together they proved irresistible.