Keir Davidson is a landscape historian and a landscape planner. He has written on Japanese gardens and is the author of ‘Woburn Abbey: the Park and Gardens’. He is an experienced landscape designer, specializing in waterfalls of natural rock. He created gardens in Japan and then worked for eighteen years in the United States, building a 250-acre private botanical garden in New York State. For the past sixteen years he has been associated with Woburn Abbey and the Bedford family, initially as a designer of waterfalls and subsequently as a landscape historian.