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Google honors garden designer Gertrude Jekyll with new Doodle

By
Wade Sheridan
Google is paying homage to horticulturist Gertrude Jekyll with a new Doodle. Image courtesy of Google
Google is paying homage to horticulturist Gertrude Jekyll with a new Doodle. Image courtesy of Google

Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Google is celebrating horticulturist and garden designer Gertrude Jekyll on what would have been her 174th birthday with a new Doodle.

Google's homepage features artwork created by artist Ben Giles that pays homage to Jekyll's work by featuring the colorful and unique gardens she would plant. To the left of the piece, Jekyll herself can be seen overlooking the piece.

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Jekyll is described by Google as a woman of "innumerable talents" who was also a gifted musician, composer, woodworker, metalworker, and botanist.

Jekyll, who spent most of her life in England where she planted her gardens, was inspired by the landscapes of English painter J.M.W. Turner.

"Jekyll brought that painterly sensibility to her life's work, designing about 400 gardens in the United Kingdom, Europe, and the U.S., which were documented in photographs, over a dozen books, and thousands of magazine articles," Google wrote of her life's work.

Jekyll, who was also an influential figure in the arts and crafts movement, died in 1932 at the age of 89.

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