Piet Oudolf

Piet Oudolf is a Dutch garden and landscape designer who has constructed dozens of private, institutional, and public gardens including the planting design of the High Line in New York City and the Lurie Garden at Millennium Park in Chicago, during a career that has spanned over thirty years. His other permanent projects can be found throughout The Netherlands, England, Ireland, Germany, and Sweden, and he has created temporary installations for the Venice Biennale (2010) and the Serpentine Gallery pavilion (2011) as well. He was awarded the highest cultural honor in The Netherlands, the Prince Bernhard Culture prize, in 2013 and was declared an honorary fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 2012. This volume presents how his career and his own garden in Hummelo, The Netherlands, have grown in tandem, and provides detailed insight into how his beloved naturalistic aesthetic based heavily on the use of perennial plants has continued to develop.