Russell Page, landscape designer, was born in 1906 and was educated in London, England at the Slade School of Art and in Paris, France. In 1928 he embarked on a career as a landscape gardener, and by 1935 he had gone into partnership with Geoffrey Jellicoe.
Between 1945 and 1962 Page lived in France where he undertook a large number of commissions throughout the world. His landscapes are unanimously appreciated and known for being diverse and comprehensive, qualities which were no doubt helped by his extensive knowledge of trees and plants. In England he created the Duckery and Nicholas Culpepper Gardens at Leeds Castle, Kent.