Geoffrey Jellicoe – Study Day at RHS Wisley

Date(s) - 19/03/2020
10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Royal Horticultural Society


Join The Surrey Gardens Trust to explore the profound influence that Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe had on 20th century landscape design and how his sensitivity to purpose and the environment are still relevant for modern town planning and landscape design.

Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe (1900–1996) was one of the 20th century’s leading landscape architects with a career spanning almost seventy years. Jellicoe trained as an architect and was also an accomplished town planner, landscape architect and garden designer but arguably his strongest interest was in landscape design, which he described as “the mother of all arts”. In his final year of studies at the Architectural Association, Jellicoe travelled to Italy and there he recognised the significant impact that landscape has on people. This need to reflect the personality of the area and the local people was continually

Our speakers for the day will explore his pivotal role in post-modernist landscape design and town planning, focusing on his Master Plan for Hemel Hempstead New Town and Water Gardens, the JFK Memorial at Runnymede and the Cadbury Bros. Factory at Moreton.


£48 (Surrey GT member)
£52 (non-Surrey GT member)
Cost includes garden entry, refreshments upon arrival, buffet lunch, lectures, tour and afternoon tea.

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