A Piet Oudolf Story
Garden Designer, Consultant, and Educator
Instructor Deborah Chud traces her discovery of the work of the Dutch garden designer, Piet Oudolf, her research on his plant combinations, and her use of that research to create a garden in his style. The class explores the historical context in which Oudolf emerged as a landscape designer and provides an introduction to his design principles—particularly his concept of structure and the special balance he creates between coherence and contrast. Toward the end of her talk, Deborah offers some practical Oudolfian “dos & don’ts” for home gardeners at every level.