Profiles in Botany and Horticulture: Gertrude Jekyll
Gary Esmonde, Rare Books Librarian — Eleanor Squire Library
Gertrude Jekyll (1843-1932) was a prominent British garden designer, writer and artist who designed more than 400 gardens. Known for her creative approach to color and arrangement, her work an influential part of the Arts and Crafts movement. Gary Esmonde will discuss her contributions and garden designs and share Jekyll editions from the library’s historical book collection.
Gary Esmonde has worked in libraries for more than 25 years, including six as manager of the Willowick Public Library. He oversees a circulating collection of more than 12,000 titles at the Eleanor Squire Library. Esmonde holds a master’s degree in library science from Kent State University.