A quick mention for this very interesting exhibition about garden designer Russell Page which closes at the end of next weekend at The Garden Museum (formerly known as The Museum of Garden History) by Lambeth Palace.
Russell Page (1906-1985) is considered to be one of the greatest garden designers of the modern period. He trained as an artist and brought a painters eye for form and style to the many gardens that he made. His professional gardening career began at Longleat House in the 1930’s and ended in the 1980’s with the design of a Sculpture garden for Pepsi Co. in New York. Page designed notable gardens all over the world, among his most famous are the Battersea Park Festival Gardens made for the 1951 Festival of Britain, the garden at La Mortella on the island of Ischia designed for Sir William and Lady Walton and the garden of the Frick Collection in New York City.
This exhibition of over 50 paintings, photographs and drawings from Russell Page’s own archive, the collection of the RHS, Public and Private Collections in the USA and Europe, is the first major retrospective of Page’s work in the UK.
Sunday to Friday 10am – 5.30pm
Saturday 10am – 4pm
The Garden Museum
Lambeth Palace Road
London SE1 7LB
Tel: 020 7401 8865
The Garden Museum is located on the south bank of the Thames next to Lambeth Palace and opposite Tate Britain.