Oudolf Garden Detroit is an all-volunteer group dedicated to placing and maintaining a Piet Oudolf designed garden on Belle Isle in Detroit. The core design motif is the stuff of genius. See more ideas about piet, garden design, landscape design. I made May wince last June and saved it for this year's May Day :) I had just walked past it as I came up the drive. Broekstraat 17. Barcelona. I feel a heightened sense of responsibility (to myself) to find my niche, perfect my craft and enjoy the process. The opulent driveway leading into the property is framed by carefully trimmed hedges, and in front of the residential house stands an old farmhouse that was built in the 1850s. (courtesy of Piet BTW for these older image - mine are still on old transparences - remember them!). He also maintained the campus greenhouse, where he fell in love with tropicals. To celebrate the 70th birthday of Dutch plantsman Piet Oudolf–whose romantic drifts of painterly grasses and perennials have made him the most copied landscape designer alive–The Monacelli Press is publishing a new book about his private garden. From what I’ve seen (now much more) I often think it has the perfect balance visual between abandon and control–two very difficult things to juxtapose well in any landscape. Barcelona. Piet Oudolf has lived and worked at his home, Hummelo (Gelderland), since 1982. So, it sort of feels natural but I can’t … Stripped bare, stalks, stems, and seed pods become architectural elements in the garden. Hello! Glad you enjoyed the post! I haven’t processed your visit either — your photos have captured so much, and it’s overwhelming in the slide shows! Over the course of his career which spans over four decades, he has constructed dozens of private and corporate gardens, and collaborated on public spaces throughout the world, including … This image I think should make us aware that behind what appears to be soft, naturalistic planting, is actually a very strong graphic sense. From Amsterdam, it took about 2 1/2 hours (via train, then a bus) to reach the Oudolf’s property. I was struck by the obvious beauty and relative simplicity of the planting scheme as well as the borders effectiveness as a boundary and transition into a more contemporary space. The Texas segment takes up only a few minutes in the middle of the 1 hour 15 minute documentary Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf, which premieres digitally this weekend only — for free! Noel Kingsbury. When you’re in the Netherlands have a look on our website for public gardens to visit. STUDIO (click on the photo below to open a Flickr slide-show). Feb 27, 2015 - Explore guybamboe's photos on Flickr. Piet and Anja Oudolf’s garden at Hummelo has become something of a pilgrimage destination for landscape designers and architects from across the world. Thank you for sharing your visit, Adam. Hi Bill. Oudolf masterfully created a sense of anticipation using of hedges to obscure views into the main garden (from the drive and the turf area), gaps in the hedges to allow glimpses in and focal points (like the bed of Miscanthus) to direct the eye until he was ready to reveal the garden. I really enjoyed your photographs and your descriptions. T: +31 (0)314 381 120. All Rights Reserved. Weitere Ideen zu garten, pflanzen, landschaftsdesign. The turf was bisected by a diagonal walk which lead to a circular bed of Miscanthus. Die Gärtnerei ist seit einigen Jahren geschlossen. (Ah! Much like Fran Sorin (as she noted in her fabulous three part interview last month), I am a huge fan of Oudolf’s unique style. I am so envious of your opportunity to see this wonderful garden. Sounds like a great trip Tony! Weitere Ideen zu garten, pflanzen, landschaftsdesign. Piet Oudolf-laureate of the European Garden Award, honorary member of RIBA, etc. Broekstraat 17. Adam Woodruff has practiced garden design since 1995. Please note, I am not a professional photographer. Our private garden is permanently closed. Aug 5, 2018 - Explore Kim Gleichert's board "Piet Oudolf", followed by 268 people on Pinterest. Bill. Additionally, I am including a link to a Google Maps satellite image of the Oudolf property (Broekstraat 17, Hummelo). Bringing people together around a new kind of garden. It sounds like we had a similar experience. I hope to return to Europe next summer. They were a reminder of how we could be so much more inventive with clipping if only we tried. I’m flabbergasted. I am glad you enjoyed the post and images. The plants still need tending, the spring bulbs prepared for next year's bloom. Aug 5, 2018 - Explore Kim Gleichert's board "Piet Oudolf", followed by 268 people on Pinterest. I was so sceptical about it at first I must admit, but for some reason it took off with a good balance between meadow grasses, wildflowers and perennials. – thanks so much for this sharing – I may never get to Europe, so your description through pictures and words of Piet’s gardens and nursery was very fresh and most appreciated. It may prove useful to reference the image when viewing the slideshows. Thanks for your comments and observations. Many call it the New Perennial Style, which Kingsbury describes as “looser, more romantic, and above all more natural”. Hi Susan. I agree that nothing quite prepares you for the transcendant reality of his garden—to me, it was a state of pure euphoria, even when it rained (and it really came down). From his home in Hummelo, a tiny village in the east Netherlands where he has lived with his wife, Anja, for nearly forty years, Oudolf, who will turn 76 in the autumn, spoke with Francis Till about his own garden, about the nature of time and about the compensations of … It’s http://www.oudolf.com. Fran, [shareaholic app=”recommendations” id=”13070491″]. For all lovers of this most quintessential garden that galvanized an entire movement in … Yes, really! Piet Oudolf (Dutch pronunciation: [ˌpit ˈʌu̯dɔlf]; born 27 October 1944) is an influential Dutch garden designer, plant nursery man and author. Dear Sir, Unfortunately, our schedule did not allow for a visit. With the initial planting completed in late summer 2020, construction … An end of an era, eloquently summed up by Tony Spencer in The New Perennialist blog. From his home in Hummelo, a tiny village in the east Netherlands where he has lived with his wife, Anja, for nearly forty years, Oudolf, who will turn 76 in the fall, spoke with Francis Till about his own garden, about the nature of time and about the compensations of the stationary life necessitated by the pandemic. I went for their Grass Days. NURSERY (click on the photo below to open a Flickr slide-show). And this was the bit below the nursery area which for a few years seemed to be a place where seeds lodged and germinated and made some amazingly chaotic combinations, I particularly remember the forests of Digitalis ferruginea, that amazingly narrow foxglove relative. hearing about your experience meeting him personally was very inspiring to me. My visit to the Oudolf’s garden was extremely inspiring! It is Piet Oudolf's home, his personal garden laboratory, a former nursery run by his wife Anja, and the place where he first tested new designs and created the new varieties of perennials that are now widely available. I am anxious to see the High Line in New York City as well as his other major gardens in Europe. I stayed in the incredibly charming town of Deventer around 20 miles north to get a feeling for the locale over the weekend. It is in a rural setting just outside the village of Hummelo. Buy Hummelo by Oudolf, Piet online on Amazon.ae at best prices. Oudolf’s studio, a two year old contemporary brick structure, sits at the back of the property (it does not appear on the satellite image). Flowers fade. The garden in Hummelo has gone through several major changes over the last three-and-a-half decades, the most recent of which was dictated by Piet and Anja's decision in 2010 to close the nursery; in the area once occupied by the nursery beds, with a modern studio building as its backdrop, is a new perennial 'super meadow', where native grasses and wildflowers mix with clumps of strong … I took pause as I approached this area. The Oudolfs were always very social and used Hummelo brilliantly as a base for promoting Piet’s ideas through plant sales and the famous Grass Days. Oudolf Nursery & Garden- Hummelo, The Netherlands By Adam Woodruff – Posted in: Garden Design, Garden Visits. T: 0314 38 1120 F:0314 38 1199 . euphoria is great!) The plants still need tending, the spring bulbs prepared for next year's bloom. Hummelo is the nursery and ‘concept’ garden of Piet and Anja Oudolf in the Gelderland and is almost a place of pilgrimage for many international admirers of the garden and landscape designer. If you would like to see images of the hundreds of plants sold at the Oudolf’s nursery, follow the link to a Flickr slide-show (all images in the slide-show are courtesy Piet & Anja Oudolf). I think that those of you who only know Piet as the prophet of perennials are in danger of overlooking his intellectual and artistic roots, in a more modernist-formal style. One year it was Piet enthusing about these self-sown Mertensia virginica sprounting in the middle of really dense clumps of Panicum grass that made me realise how possible it is to combine plants whose physiologies mean that they grow at different times of year. He is a celebrated and internationally renowned Dutch landscape designer. I always used to love these pillars of silver pear which used to adorn the nursery area, removed about six years ago, to make way for the very successful perennial meadow. When Oudolf first stumbled upon a tiny seedling at his nursery outside of Hummelo, Netherlands in 1982, it was not entirely foreseen how the propagation of this seedling would germinate into the future of Oudolf’s new style of perennial landscapes. I’ll offer a brief commentary on each area. Allan Pollok-Morris. One of the park-like spaces Piet Oudolf designed, Chicago's Lurie Garden, remains closed. Woodruff attributes his unique design aesthetic, naturalism with a twist, to early college exposures to a diverse range of plants and environments (collecting trips in local prairies, field excursions to bogs in Canada and treks through forests of the Northeast). Thank you for bringing so much beauty to my day. Country Mouse. Thanks so much – what a trip! After that, sorry, but its no more visiting. If you’re curious, here’s the same day, different set of eyes, I’ve also posted a set on Flickr—albeit shorter and focused purely on the garden. Oh you have made my morning. Your pictures of Piet’s amazing garden made me feel almost as if I were there. Visiting from Toronto (where we have an Oudolf section in our Botanical Gardens), I also introduced myself to Piet and he was impeccably gracious and interested—inviting me into to a conversation revolving around nuances of planting design. One of the highlights of summer was my first trip to Europe, specifically to Piet & Anja Oudolf’s nursery and private garden in The Netherlands. For visitors outside the garden world, it was Anja you met, always hospitable and welcoming. Infos : tél. Assorted perennials were interspersed with grasses in narrow rows. Quite honestly, I haven’t fully processed the entire experience. I actually picked some up last week to plant in my home northern garden and your article is filled with good advice. I’ve never seen anything quite like this. Tweet ; One of the highlights of summer was my first trip to Europe, specifically to Piet & Anja Oudolf’s nursery and private garden in The Netherlands. This harmonious blending of plant material that is not conventionally grouped together is the ‘twist’ that makes his style unique. But my ultimate is Hummelo, truly, madly, deeply! I had a difficult time paring down the photos so I chose to share all of them with our readers. Piet Oudolf garden movie to be screened online this weekend . The secret: Embrace decay instead of rushing into the garden with your pruners at the first sign of wilting. gardensillustrated.com Five Seasons: the Gardens of Piet Oudolf focuses on the work of the Dutch designer . Fast and free shipping free returns cash on delivery available on eligible purchase. However, I was not prepared for its impact in person (I even returned a second day to spend some time in the space, alone). A pic of how it used to look, the late 1990s. Due to the large number of photos I collected over the two days I visited the Oudolf’s garden I’ve divided them into Flickr slide-shows so readers will have an opportunity to ‘walk through’ the property in a somewhat logical fashion (Approach, Front Garden, Patio Garden, Studio, Trial Garden and Nursery). 233 talking about this. His gardens intrigue me and his design aesthetic influences my work. In a year with several professional highs, my visit to the Oudolf’s garden and conversation with Piet top the list. With plants on his mind and a need for more space, Piet and his wife Anja moved to a small village outside Hummelo where they opened ‘Oudolf Nursery & Garden’. Plant material was tastefully displayed in the nursery. To celebrate the 70th birthday of Dutch plantsman Piet Oudolf–whose romantic drifts of painterly grasses and perennials have made him the most copied landscape designer alive–The Monacelli Press is publishing a new book about his private garden. Andrew Lawson. He works on projects across Europe and beyond and has built a reputation for public access landscape design in the USA, Canada, the UK, the Netherlands and Sweden. Oudolf Nursery & Garden- Hummelo, The Netherlands. I also went to Potter’s Field right in London by the Tower Bridge and that was interesting on a smaller scale. Thank you so much for sharing your photos with us! On a personal note, I introduced myself to Piet after I had toured the property. Die Gärtnerei ist seit einigen Jahren geschlossen. Address: Broekstraat 17 6999 DE Hummelo, NL Contact: T: +31 (0)314 381 120 F: +31 (0)314 381 199. After that, sorry, but its no more visiting. Time to cast my mind back to August 1994 when I first visited with Eva Gustavsson, a Swedish teacher of landscape design. A year ago I was in Hummelo, The Netherlands visiting Piet and Anja Oudolf’s garden. Piet Oudolf is best known for his now-iconic designs for the High Line in New York City and Millennium Park in Chicago. Again another winter’s pic, giving a good idea of all that structure, and lawn! Teile des Mutterpflanzenquartiers sind noch vorhanden. He is a celebrated and internationally renowned Dutch landscape designer. Thank you so much for sharing your visit! So, you have until October 27th to see Piet and Anja’s private garden at Hummelo. I think Piet had probably decided he’d entertain two unknown foreign guests on one day; it was good as we all bounced ideas off each other and with Henk Gerritssen who we visited on the same day. Several grass filled beds softened an expansive brick patio which joined the main house and two outbuildings. A pioneer of the New Perennial Movement in gardening and landscape design, which emphasizes naturalistic plantings that work symbiotically with their surroundings, the Dutch designer Piet Oudolf has become one of the most sought-after figures in his profession over the last two decades, creating gardens in places as disparate as Chicago’s Millennium Park, along New York City’s High Line and … The style that Oudolf is associated with is difficult to define or even name. 31.05.2019 - Entdecke die Pinnwand „Piet Oudolf /Privat Garden /Hummelo / NL“ von Bettina Sch.. Dieser Pinnwand folgen 1507 Nutzer auf Pinterest. He tells us how he got started in garden design and shares some of the secrets of his success . I went for their Grass Days. I share this one every year as it's a lovely cake although our sweet woodruff doesn't bloom until June. Most of us loved it when the perennials and grasses really began to take off; by the early 2000s all that lawn had gone and we had this kind of planting. Copyright © 2007–2020 gardeninggonewild.com. Previous Image Next Image. Glad you found us through the Plant Pick of The Month column. My life is already sort of isolated from living on a farm. Months before I arrived, I knew I would be in the Netherlands in April 2012 to visit the Floriade (the once every decade international horticultural event) and that I had one day, April 22, that I was free to travel from Amsterdam to Hummelo. Der Privatgarten von Anja und Piet Oudolf in Hummelo. One of the park-like spaces Piet Oudolf designed, Chicago's Lurie Garden, remains closed. Contact: T: +31 (0)314 381 120 F: +31 (0)314 381 199. Hummelo follows his career from small scale garden designer to international acclaim. October 11, 2018. I am very happy to have this forum to share my photos and experience with our readers. It was not completely visible from the road, due to substantial straight clipped hedges of beech (Fagus sylvatica), English yew (Taxus baccata) and organic clipped hedges of beech, oak, Amelanchier, Cornus mas and Acer campestre. I HIGHLY recommend a walk through in person. Oudolf chooses plants more for shape and texture than for their blooms. This was a picture I took the weekend that Piet planted the first perennials in the new meadow bed. The chronology starts in 1982 with Oudolf’s founding private garden, Hummelo, near the Netherlands … December’s Plant Pick of The Month is Moor Grass (Sesleria). A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year "To mark his 70th birthday, Piet Oudolf, the Dutch prince of a new, highly artistic style of planting, produced a handsome, lavishly photographed book, HUMMELO: A Journey Through a Plantsman's Life, a gift to all serious lovers of garden design.