Keir Davidson is a landscape designer and landscape historian. He has written in Japanese Gardens and is the author of ‘Woburn Abbey: the Park and Gardens'. He is an experienced landscape designer, specialising in waterfalls of natural rock. He studied garden design in Japan, and then worked for eighteen years in the United States as part of a team 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 Russell family, initially as a designer of waterfalls, and subsequently as a landscape historian. He has also lectured widely on the history of both Japanese and English gardens.