Buy Lecture: Russell Page and the Education of a Gardener by Christopher Woodward Tickets
(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.
, 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.
there is sufficient interest a coach trip might be arranged for later in the
year to visit the Garden Museum.
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