Keir Davidson

After a career as a landscape designer with a focus on natural landscapes, rock formations and waterfalls, Keir Davidson has written books that range from the history of Zen gardens in Japan and the gardens of the fourteenth-century Zen monk Muso Soseki, to the poet Coleridge’s groundbreaking Lakeland fell walks in the early nineteenth century. For more than twenty years he has been associated with the Russell family and Woburn Abbey, initially as a designer and subsequently as an archival historian, and he is the author of Woburn Abbey: The Park and Gardens (Pimpernel Press, 2016), described by John Martin Robinson in Country Life as ‘the best country-house history published in recent years’.