Piet Oudolf

Landscapes In Landscapes

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Piet Oudolf

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A leading figure in the New Perennial planting movement, garden and landscape designer Piet Oudolf emphasizes plant structure as the most important aspect of a successful garden. Perennials – prized for their beauty throughout their life cycle – are used almost exclusively.

Oudolf challenges conventional approaches to gardening that rely on short-lived bursts of colour and constant maintenance and shows the delights of creating lasting, ecologically sound panoramas that relate to the landscape and the seasons.

This glorious full-colour volume features twenty-three of Oudolf’s most beautiful public and private gardens, including the widely acclaimed High Line and the Battery in New York City; Wisley, the RHS Garden in Surrey; the Pensthorpe Gardens in Norfolk; the Lurie Garden in Millennium Park in Chicago and Il Giardino delle Vergini at the 2010 Venice Biennale.

Noël Kingsbury’s accessible text explains how each garden and the plants selected for it fit the specific environment. Oudolf’s detailed plans provide inspiration and insight for all interested in both small personal gardens and large-scale public landscapes.

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Weight 1584 g
Dimensions 23.5 x 29.5 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 29 April 2011
Number of pages 282
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 23.5 x 29.5 cm
Weight 1584 g
Piet Oudolf is one of the most distinguished landscape designers in the world today. He was the recipient of the Gold Medal and the title of 'Best in Show' at the Chelsea Flower Show 2000, the Gold Veitch Memorial Medal from the Royal Horticultural Society for 2002 and many other awards. He is the author of Designing with Plants, Planting the Natural Garden and Piet Oudolf: Landscapes in Landscapes, among other volumes. Noël Kingsbury is an internationally known writer on plants and gardens, and is the author of over fifteen books on the subject.