Lecture: Russell Page and the Education of a Gardener by Christopher Woodward

Lecture: Russell Page and the Education of a Gardener by Christopher Woodward

11th Mar 2020 2:30pm - 4:30pm

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Russell Page (1906 - 1985) was the elusive genius of modern garden design. He designed over 500 gardens, from Turin to Caracas, from Badminton to Texas, and divided his life between high society and a rigorous, private Sufism. But apart from his book 'The Education of a Gardener' (1962) little was known about Page until the deposit of 3,000 design drawings in the Garden Museum Archive, together with the incomplete manuscript towards a second book on design. Christopher Woodward shares Page's life, and work, and his own journeys to discover Page's masterpieces with fresh eyes. 

Christopher Woodward , director of the Garden Museum in Lambeth since 2006, master minded the eighteen month reconstruction of the Garden Museum. The Garden Museum (formerly known as the Museum of Garden History) in London is Britain's only museum of the art, history and design of gardens. The museum re-opened in 2017 after an 18-month redevelopment project.

If there is sufficient interest a coach trip might be arranged for later in the year to visit the Garden Museum.