The archive comprises for the most part photographic material of gardens Page designed in the United Kingdom, Europe and the United States of America. Gardens include Longleat House, the Festival Gardens at Battersea Park commissioned for the 1951 Festival of Britain, for which Page was awarded the OBE, privately owned gardens on the Mediterranean coast, and the courtyard garden at the Frick Collection, New York. Many photographs were taken by Page himself during the 1950s-1980s, some are annotated by him, and many were used in his publications. The archive also includes copies of some of Page's garden design plans, his drawings and sketches, published articles by him and publications relating to him and his work. An associated archive, ref PAG/Z1/1-5, comprises the correspondence and papers of Page's secretary, Helen Hogan, relating to her employer.
Please note the Library holds additional uncatalogued material comprising further slides and photographs, survey listed as PAG/survey/8.1-8.21. Also copy plans of Russell Page garden designs produced as part of a thesis by Natalia Bianchi at Milan Polytechnic, 1991-1992, survey listed as PAG/survey/Z2/1-27. A list of plans says they relate to Leeds Castle, Pavillon Colombe, Kiluna Farm, Delaoutre property, Villa Silvio Pellico, Villar Perosa, La Mortella, Chelsea Flower Show, Exposition International de Bruxelles, Thyssen property, Rothschild property, The Cottage, National Botanic Garden, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Agnelli property, Haras de Varaville, Vistorta, Frescot, Arboretum, Hemelrijk property, Agnelli property, Les Halles, Frick Collection, Exeter Service Station, Victoria and Albert Museum and PepsiCo. These items were sent by Bianchi to Baroness Van Zuylen in 1993