Piet Oudolf

Plantsman & Plant Designer

Piet Oudolf designed the perennial plant design of Lurie Garden.

(from Oudolf Hummelo)
Piet Oudolf is a renowned Dutch garden and landscape designer at the forefront of the New Perennial movement. 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 Lurie Garden, the High Line in New York City, and temporary installations for the Venice Biennale and the Serpentine Gallery pavilion. He was awarded the highest cultural honor in The Netherlands, the Prince Bernhard Culture prize, in 2013, was named “Officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau” by the Dutch King Willem-Alexander in October 2018, and he received the first ever Royal Horticulture Society Horticulture Hero Award during the Hampton Court Flower Show in July of 2018.

Recent Publications:
(with Noel Kingsbury)

  • Designing with Plants
  • Planting Design ‘Planting in Time and Space’
  • Landscapes in Landscapes
  • Planting ‘A New Perspective’
  • Oudolf-Hummelo

(with Michael King)

  • Designing with Grasses

(with Henk Gerritsen)

  • Dreamplants for the Natural Garden
  • Planting the Natural Garden