Piet Oudolf Gardens
Collection of 3 courses
Discover the perennial planting secrets and planting maintenance schedules from the High Line garden designer Piet Oudolf.
This course reveals Piet Oudolf’s revolutionary plantings of The High Line, New York City’s famous landscaped railway line that cuts through the centre of the city. Throughout the course, you will experience unique top down drone footage of The High Line and The Battery Park, so you can see a bird’s eye view of the plantings and their context.
During the videos, you will walk along The High Line discussing and observing the plants, with Piet Oudolf himself who designed the planting, and Dr Noel Kingsbury his long term co-writer.
As part of the course, we also hear from Andi Pettis, the acclaimed Director of Horticulture for The High Line who reveals fascinating insights on how they continue to maintain and manage the planting as the site evolves.
Once you understand the evolution and maintenance of perennial plantings in a harsh city environment, Dr Noel Kingsbury takes you through a practical approach of how to plant and maintain this type of landscape design.
The second part of the course features the New York Battery Park designed by Oudolf as an earlier work, with Dr Noel Kingsbury and Gabriela Marin (Chief Horticulturalist), Director of Horticulture for The Battery.
Finally you will learn the real ‘how tos’ of achieving the types of designs that Piet Oudolf has successfully pioneered in sites like The High Line and The Battery. Dr Noel Kingsbury talks to Helen Picton from Old Court Nurseries near Malvern in the UK, to teach you the practical activity you'll need ot maintain your perennial planting design.
Every student is different but in general we think the whole course will take around 10 hours to complete including:
You don't need any special equipment, but you will be evaluating perennial planting designs and planning your annual garden maintenance.
The course is suitable for all levels - beginners to garden designers or horticulture professionals who want to learn from a world-class garden designer.
As an important part of this unique course, we were privileged to work with both Piet, Noel and the team run so successfully by Andi Pettis at The High Line. The High Line is able to sustain its beautiful plants, with a team of gardeners, and the entire project is funded by donations. Please join this amazing movement by donating to The High Line to keep this pioneering project alive and to help us spread the word globally.
Just add the course to your basket above - choose the 'Expert' option for personal feedback from Noel on your perennial maintenance assignments.
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Piet Oudolf’s landscapes are as peopled as they are planted. Folks flock to them, whether it’s the High Line in New York, the meadows at Hauser & Wirth’s art gallery in Somerset, or the Olympic Park in Stratford, to name a few.
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