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Jekyll's garden

Influential garden designer Gertrude Jekyll (1843-1932) created over 400 gardens in the UK, Europe and America, and wrote extensively on horticulture and gardening throughout her life. Her home at Munstead Wood, near Godalming, Surrey, was designed by architect Edwin Lutyens with whom she frequently collaborated.

Library contributor Annabel Watts is also head gardener at Munstead Wood, and has taken a great set of photographs of the house and gardens, including Jekyll's actual garden tools. They complement another small set in Annabel's collection, showing Munstead Wood and Jekyll herself in the 1910s and '20s. You can view them all here.

Up, up and away

Our representation of images from the Royal Aeronautical Society archive is going stratospheric with another image upload. We now have over 13,000 on our site, but to save you looking through all these, here's a tight edit of the most recently added.

It includes ballooning, airships, early aviators, aircraft from First World War quadruplanes to supersonic jet fighters of the Cold War, and much else. A particular favourite is an 1830s airship in the shape of a dolphin that has definite cute appeal.

Click here for this latest selection.


The image industry's annual away day at fotofringe will soon be here. Visit us on Thursday 27th April at Kings Place, in the heart of King's Cross, London and find out about our new representation of almost a million film and movie images from the Everett Collection and the Ronald Grant Film Archive. Spend a day catching up on new collections from over a hundred picture libraries and agencies, and find us on table 9 in our new location of the Battlebridge Room.