Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf

Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf

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  • Thomas Piper

An immersive and meditative documentary that reveals how the revolutionary landscape designer Piet Oudolf uses plants to evoke emotion, blurring the boundaries between nature and art, beauty and decay.

Revolutionary landscape designer Piet Oudolf is known for designing public works like New York City’s popular High Line and Chicago’s Millennium Park that redefine our conception of gardens as works of art in themselves. This gorgeous, meditative documentary immerses viewers in his work, taking us inside Oudolf’s creative process. From his aesthetic theories to his strikingly abstract sketches to the ecological implications of his ideas, the film poetically reveals how Oudolf upends conventional notions of nature, public space, and, ultimately, beauty itself.

Past Programs


The nature of wildness

Cameo Cinema, St Helena, CA


The allure of naturalist planting

AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, Silver Spring, MD