A film of master garden designer Piet Oudoff, available in limited release
Piet Oudoff is a Dutch garden designer, author and nurseryman. His perennial designs grow into massive displays, often resembling waves and seas of color along with simultaneous structure and movement. Oudoff’s work not only compliments grand architecture, but supports and softens it. The result is design that continues outward from structures into flowing color and texture.
Oudoff’s designs are known for their approach and celebration of the seasonality of a plant’s life. He embraces the idea that there is a benefit and beauty throughout all of its stages, rather than just concentrating on a period of flowering. In his book, “Piet Oudolf at home in the garden” he wrote: “A garden is exciting for me when it looks good through the year, not just at one particular time. I want to go outside and for it to be interesting in all weather, in early spring and late autumn.”
While you’re looking at highlights of the film, don’t miss his past projects at his website oudolf.com with gorgeous garden plans from around the world.
They are the things of summer dreams for anyone who is hopeful enough to put a seed in the earth.
“Piet Oudolf at home in the garden”. The English Garden. 3 February 2015.
Image credit: http://fiveseasonsmovie.com/