Villa Silvio Pellico by Russell Pageby. By Kind Permission of Royal Horticultural Society
Russell Page - Sketch Maracai c1975 - detail
The Education of a Gardener: The Life & Work of Russell Page 1906-1985. 25/03/15 - 28/06/15
Russell Page is 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 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.
The exhibition of over 50 paintings, photographs and drawings from Russell Pages’ own archive, the collection of the RHS, Public and Private Collections in the USA and Europe is the first major retrospective of Page’s oeuvre in the United Kingdom.
The exhibition was designed by Feilden Fowles.
10.30 – 17:00 (Sun - Fri)
10.30 – 16:00 (Sat)
£7.50 / £6.50 (senior citizens) / £3 (students) / free to Art Fund members