|Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe|
October 8, 1900|
Chelsea, London, England
|Died||July 17, 1996(aged 95)|
|Projects||JFK Memorial Garden, Runnymede|
Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe (8 October 1900 – 17 July 1996) was an English architect, town planner, landscape architect, garden designer and author. His strongest interest was in landscape and garden design.
Jellicoe was born in Chelsea, London. He studied at the Architectural Association in London in 1919 and won a British Prix de Rome for Architecture in 1923, which enabled him to research his first book Italian Gardens of the Renaissance with John C. Shepherd. This pioneering study did much to re-awaken interest in this great period of landscape design and through its copious photographic illustrations publicized the then perilously decayed condition of many of the gardens.
In 1929 he was a founding member of the Landscape Institute and from 1939 to 1949 he was its President. In 1948, he became the founding President of the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA). From 1954 to 1968 he was a member of Royal Fine Art Commission and from 1967 to 1974 a Trustee of Tate Gallery.
He died in 1996, the best-known English landscape architect of his generation.
Note: All locations below are in England unless stated otherwise.
- 1934-36 Caveman Restaurant, Cheddar Gorge, Somerset.
- 1934-39 Ditchley Park, Oxfordshire
- 1935 Plan for Calverton Colliery, Calverton, Nottinghamshire
- 1936 The Great Mablethorpe Plan, Lincolnshire
- 1947 Plan for Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
- 1956 Harvey's Store Roofgarden, Guildford, Surrey
- 1957-59 Water Gardens, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
- 1959 Cliveden Rose Garden, Taplow, Buckinghamshire
- 1964-65 Kennedy Memorial Garden, Runnymede, Surrey
- 1970-90 Shute House
- 1979-89 Hartwell House Garden, Buckinghamshire
- 1980-86 Sutton Place Garden, Surrey
- 1984 Moody Gardens, Galveston, Texas, USA
Books and other publications by Geoffrey Jellicoe
Italian Gardens of the Renaissance (with J Shepherd) 1926
A Landscape plan for Sark. This report was presented to an informal meeting of the members of the 1967 Baroque Gardens of Austria. 1932
Blue Circle Cement Hope Works Derbyshire : [1980?]
Garden Decoration & Ornament for Smaller Houses. 1936
Gardens of Europe. 1937
Gardens & design, Gardens of Europe. 1995.
Vol.3, Studies in landscape design. 1996.
The Guelph lectures on landscape design. 1983.
The landscape of civilisation : 1989.
The landscape of man : 1975.
Motopia: a study in the evolution of urban landscape. 1961
The Oxford companion to gardens 1986.
Report accompanying an Outline Plan for Guildford prepared for the Municipal Borough Council. 1945
The Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, etc.. 1933
Studies in Landscape Design. 1960
The studies of a landscape designer over 80 years c1993.
- Landscape Institute
- Landscape planning
- Collective landscape
- International Federation of Landscape Architects
- "A Biography of Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe". Nightingale Garden Co. Ltd. 2008. Retrieved 20 March 2013.
- Moggridge, Hal (May 2005). "Geoffrey Jellicoe (1900–1996)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
- "Kennedy Family Coming For Memorial Inauguration". The Times (London) (56316): 6. 8 May 1965. "Mr Geoffrey Jellicoe, the architect for the site, said...that the point of the memorial was the landscape rather than any physical monument"
- Spens, Michael. The complete landscape designs and gardens of Geoffrey Jellicoe c1994
- Spens, Michael. Gardens of the mind c1992.
- Portrait by Derry Moore, 1992 At the National portrait Gallery - Accessed April 2007
- Portrait by Anne-Katrin Purkiss, 1990 At the National portrait Gallery - Accessed April 2007