Gardens

Garden by Piet Oudolf

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Buurtweg 90
2244 AG Wassenaar
The Netherlands

The garden is planted by Oudolf following a carefully shaped design that echoes the tradition of classical gardens.

The sea of flowers is surrounded by lawns and grass hills, which emphasize the interplay between the various parterres. The gardens are visible from inside the museum as well as outside: a pleasant interplay between art, architecture and nature.

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For the opening of Museum Voorlinden, landscape architect Piet Oudolf designed the flower gardens surrounding the new building. In the fall of 2016 he will reshape the area and replace the annuals for perennial plants.

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The Dutch Wave

Oudolf is a representative of the Dutch ‘new perennials’ Wave, using bold drifts of herbaceous perennials and grasses which are chosen at least as much for their structure as for their flower colour. Oudolf is known for his designes for the High Line in New York City and the Millennium Park in Chicago.

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Piet Oudolf

Piet Oudolf

Piet Oudolf (1944) is a Dutch landscape architect. His gardens and parks are internationally renowned. He lives and works in the village of Hummelo, The Netherlands.

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“I’m interested in the life cycle, how plant material ages over the course of the year, and how it relates to the plants around it. Like a good marriage, my plant compositions must work well together as its member’s age.

Piet Oudolf