Piet Oudolf is renowned for his exceptional use of perennials and grasses. His skill and artistic flair in choosing, partnering, and blending these plants is brilliantly displayed in the gardens of the Hauser & Wirth gallery in Bruton, Somerset (Durslade Farm). Here the inviting sweep of Oudolf Field encourages close scrutiny, and there is no better place to discover more about this unique style of naturalistic planting. Oudolf fans will delight in this book which gives full access to the plant lists, planting combinations, and horticultural know-how behind the gardens. Accomplished plantsman Rory Dusoir analyzes the classic Oudolf techniques such as planting in blocks, streams, and mingling. He describes the beautiful, dependable plants that are used for various purposes, for instance to achieve dark punctuation points, tall spires, and light transparents. More than 300 exceptional quality photographs capture the very special quality of the gardens at Durslade Farm and combined with the text offer unique insights into planting the Oudolf way.
About the Author
Rory Dusoir worked at Great Dixter as assistant head gardener prior to undertaking the prestigious Kew Diploma. He has written on horticulture for the Daily Telegraph, RHS Garden magazine, and Gardens Illustrated, and has also contributed to two books, Plant User Handbook and Roses: A Celebration. Piet Oudolf is a world-renowned plantsman and landscape designer and a leading exponent of naturalistic planting. He is known for his work on the High Line and at the Battery in New York and the Lurie Garden in Chicago's Millennium Park.