Willmott, Ellen Ann
The Warley Garden in Spring and Summer.
Seller ID: 1686
London: Wheldon & Wesley, 1924. Second edition (unpaginated). Folio (38 cm) in tan cloth over complimentary paper, title to front cover label in black. A portfolio of forty photo reproductions depicting Willmott's gardens (Nutwalk in Daffodil Time, Orchard Garden in June, A Marshy Dell, Roses and Iris, etc.) with leafy Warley Place as frontispiece. Ellen Willmott (1858- 1934) was "one of the first women to be elected a fellow of the Linnean Society (1905). The Soci�t� d'acclimatation de France awarded her the grande m�daille Geoffroi St Hilaire in 1912, while in 1924 she received the Dean Hole medal from the National Rose Society.... She sometimes advised on garden design and planting, notably on Anne Hathaway's cottage garden at Stratford upon Avon in the early 1920s. Her other interests included... photography, where her work was of professional standard" and to which the garden images here testify (ODNB). A few spots and minor wear to covers; plates are fine.
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