Margery Fish and Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe have both had a marked and significant difference to their professions and have both contributed immensely to the art of landscape gardening. Included below is a very brief overview of their contribution.
Margery Fish was born in 1888 and passed away in 1969. Margery had a huge influence on gardening, not only in the United Kingdom. She became well known for her passion and ability to mix a large variety of plants in a very small area. She was also famous for the ability to mix contemporary plants with older type plants. She was one of the most important influences in the English Cottage Gardening genre and she had a large influence on the style and type of gardening done during her lifetime.
Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe was born in 1900 and passed on in 1996. He had a huge influence on all those around him and had a very long career of almost seventy years. He will be remembered for the great and innovative changes he made. He trained as an architect, but soon found himself working as a town planner and landscape architect. His passion became obvious as a garden designer. He described it as “the mother of all arts”. His landscaped gardens are indeed very architectural as well.
It was his idea to start the Institute of Landscape Architects, and was also its president from 1939 to 1949. The International Federation of Landscape Architects, of which he was Honorary Life President, was a large influence on the thinking at the time which can be seen in his work from Ditchley Park through to the designs for Sutton Place.
A lot of his works remain for all to see. Jellicoe’s creations such as Cheddar Gorge in 1934 and the Kennedy memorial at Runnymede, is considered to be one of his greatest works. Water was often a feature in his garden designs. He would often use water in many different ways from being very still and reflective to vibrant and busy like a waterfall or down steps.
Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe combined a deep understanding of classical design with a modern take. He had a unique way of having a feeling for the totality of a viagra and a rare sense of volume. His contribution to the profession into what it has become today is largely because of his innovative foundation.
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