Design Your Dream Garden: Step-by-Step Guide with "Planting the Piet Oudolf Way" Course

By Yahya Logde

Imagine stepping into the mind of a gardening genius, where towering perennials sway in a symphony of colour and texture. That is precisely what awaits in "Planting the Piet Oudolf Way", a captivating online course led by the maestro himself, Piet Oudolf, alongside the plant-whisperer Dr. Noel Kingsbury.

Forget stiff rows and predictable blooms. This course dives deep into the heart of Oudolf's signature style, where naturalistic beauty blends seamlessly with meticulous design. Prepare to be whisked away on a virtual tour of Piet's private family gardens in Hummelo, Netherlands. This is not just any garden stroll but a masterclass in plant selection and artistry.

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Planting the Piet Oudolf Way taught by Piet Oudolf & Noel Kingsbury

Piet Oudolf teaches you how to plant the Piet Oudolf way from the Oudolf family garden at Hummelo.

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Unveiling the Secrets of Structure and Harmony

Oudolf, alongside Dr Kingsbury, dissects the very DNA of his stunning creations. You will delve into the power of form, texture, and colour, learning how to choose plants that sing in chorus throughout the seasons. Forget fleeting summer stars; these gardens are designed to captivate all year round, with winter's skeletal silhouettes holding just as much intrigue as spring's vibrant awakening.

But this isn't just about admiring masterpieces from afar. "Planting the Piet Oudolf Way" equips you with the tools to translate his magic into your own back garden. You will master the art of:

  • Building with Structure: Learn how to use seed heads, foliage shapes, and plant silhouettes to create a captivating framework for your garden.
  • Colour Palettes that Play: Discover the secrets of harmonious plant combinations that evolve with the seasons, leaving you with a kaleidoscope of beauty year-round.
  • Regional Twists: Adapt Oudolf's magic to your own climate and soil, ensuring your garden thrives.
  • Repetition and Harmony: Understand the power of repetition plants and matrix players to weave your garden into a cohesive tapestry.

Beyond the Lectures

This course is not just about passive learning. It is an interactive journey where you can:

  • Get Personal: Choose the "Expert" option from Dr Kingsbury himself for personalised feedback on your planting design projects. His global perspective ensures your garden flourishes no matter where you call home.
  • Connect with a Community: Share your budding creations and swap ideas with fellow plant enthusiasts in the vibrant online classroom.
  • Learn at Your Pace: With on-demand video lessons, downloadable notes, and lifetime access, you can explore the magic of Oudolf's world whenever inspiration strikes.

Ready to transform your back garden into a haven of naturalistic beauty? "Planting the Piet Oudolf Way" is your passport to a world of endless possibilities. So, grab your trowel, unleash your creativity, and join Piet and Dr. Kingsbury on this unforgettable journey into the heart of perennial paradise.

Time Commitment and What You Need

While every gardener learns at their own pace, "Planting the Piet Oudolf Way" offers a comprehensive learning experience within an estimated overall time-frame of 7 hours and 30 minutes to complete.

This includes:

  • One hour 30 minutes of engaging video lessons: Packed with Piet and Dr Noel Kingsbury's insights, these videos are your front-row seat to Oudolf's design secrets.
  • Deepen your understanding: Each lesson comes with accompanying course notes (estimated 30 minutes per lesson) to solidify your learning and guide your personal practice.
  • Put theory into practice: Hone your skills with practical planting design projects. Dedicate at least 30 minutes per lesson to experiment and unleash your creativity.
  • Connect and learn: Participate in interactive classroom time (15 minutes per lesson) to exchange ideas with fellow students from around the world.
  • Expert guidance (optional): For detailed feedback on your assignments, choose the "Expert" option and gain personalised insights from Dr Noel Kingsbury himself (15 minutes per lesson).

No Prior Knowledge Needed, Open to All

Whether you are a gardening newbie or a seasoned pro, "Planting the Piet Oudolf Way" welcomes you. Whether you dream of a peaceful, green oasis or want to incorporate Oudolf's magic into your professional designs, this course is your stepping stone.

While this course, delivered by Learning with Experts, equips you with the core principles of Oudolf's style, Learning with Experts also offers a rich tapestry of related courses to further your knowledge, including:

  • Planting Design with Perennials: Master the technical aspects of Piet's approach with Dr Noel Kingsbury, focusing on dependable, long-living plants.
  • Piet Oudolf Vlinderhof Garden: Go behind the scenes of the iconic Vlinderhof project, co-taught by Piet himself and Dr. Kingsbury.
  • Perennial Meadow Planting: Uncover the beauty and practicality of meadow gardens with Michael King's in-depth course.
  • Gardening with Grasses: Grasp the importance of grasses in Oudolf's style with this dedicated course.

By participating in this course and any of the related courses on offer, you can genuinely become an Oudolf aficionado, ready to create stunningly natural and sustainable gardens that bloom year-round.

Ready to Bloom? Get Started Today!

Simply add "Planting the Piet Oudolf Way" to your cart, and don't forget to choose the "Expert" option if you desire Dr Noel Kingsbury's personalised feedback.

Let Piet and Dr. Kingsbury be your guides on this exciting journey into the world of perennial artistry. Your dream garden awaits!

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