Piet Oudolf “New Wave” Garden
Plantings aren’t always about the flowers; they can also be created through form, texture, light and movement. Designed by world renowned Dutch garden designer and plantsman, Piet Oudolf, this garden showcases a modernist planting, reminiscent of the lush Impressionist style of painting. Oudolf defines this style as “inspired by nature, but controlled by knowledge and skill”. He has designed gardens throughout Europe, Britain and the United States, including a 2.3-acre section of Millennium Park in Chicago called Lurie Garden, The Garden of Remembrance in Battery Park and The Highline, both in New York City.
Over 5,000 primarily herbaceous plants, which includes 62 varieties of both native and exotic species grow close together to create a lush tapestry. An under-planting of spring bulbs provides early spring interest when the last season’s growth has been mowed away. Little to no pruning or staking reveals the true nature of this multi-seasonal planting.