In the following paragraph, Kristine F. Miller pieces together Gertrude Jekyll’s words about beauty:
“As in the case of the private garden,” a public garden “should be a beautiful and restful place, full of delight to the eye and refreshment to the mind.” For those who do not “consciously recognize beauty, or understand what makes for beauty,” beauty is the “most wholesome of teachers.” Beauty not only gives joy but also “teaches admiration and reverence, the first qualities that constitute the finest forms of worship.”
(Quoted from page 23 of Almost Home: The Public Landscapes of Gertrude Jekyll, by Kristine F. Miller. University of Virginia Press, 2013.)
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