Jellicoe, Geoffrey (landscape architect)

Reference: AR JELDate: 1960s-1990sExtent: 349 items
Geoffrey Jellicoe Collection, Shute House, AR JEL DO1 S220.

Sir Geoffrey Alan Jellicoe (1900-1996) was a founder member of the Institute of Landscape Architects (now Landscape Institute), an architect, town planner, landscape architect and writer. He was elected president of the Institute in 1939 and was in office for ten years. In 1948 he became founding president of the International Federation of Landscape Architects. Jellicoe was a trained architect but his work had always included garden and landscape design as well as architecture and town planning. He established his own practice Shepherd and Jellicoe in 1925 and over the years worked with and without various partners including Allan Ballantyne and FS Coleridge. From the 1970s until 1995 he headed up GA Jellicoe. Jellicoe was awarded a CBE in 1961 and knighted in 1979.

Jellicoe wrote many books on aspects of landscape and gardens which can be found in the Landscape Institute library.

The collection includes drawings, mostly from the period 1970-1995 and include some of his most important projects, including Shute House and the Moody Gardens, Texas. Photographs of much of his work can be found in the Susan Jellicoe Photographic Collection.

More information

  • A catalogue is available on the online database.
  • A handlist of the whole collection is available here.
  • A handlist of the drawings is available here.


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