Hummelo: A Journey Through a Plantsman's Life


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Hummelo: A Journey Through a Plantsman’s Life


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An intimate look at how today’s most famous landscape designer’s personal garden has evolved over 30 years.

Piet Oudolf is best known for his now-iconic designs for the High Line in New York City and Millennium Park in Chicago. Hummelo, his own garden in The Netherlands, is visited by thousands of gardeners each year. It serves as his personal design and plant propagation laboratory, and is where he has honed his aesthetic and created new varieties of plants for over three decades. This title charts how the garden of one of the world’s best-known and most-loved plantsmen has evolved, and gives frank assessments of his experiments that have gone both well and awry.

Hummelo, timed to coincide with Oudolf’s 70th birthday and his acceptance of Holland’s most prestigious cultural award, provides his throngs of followers with a chronology of how his naturalistic style and career have developed. Lush photography documents how the garden has changed and inspired him over the years, and text by prolific garden writer Noel Kingsbury will ensure a lively read for all home garden enthusiasts.

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Weight 1383 g
Dimensions 175 × 236 mm

Piet Oudolf

Author Bio

Piet Oudolf is an influential Dutch garden and landscape designer at the forefront of the New Perennial movement. He has constructed dozens of residential, commercial, and institutional gardens during a career that has spanned thirty years. His projects can be found throughout The Netherlands, England, Ireland, Germany, Sweden, and the United States. He is the recipient of the Gold Medal and title of Best in Show at the Chelsea Flower Show for 2000, the Gold Veitch Memorial Medal from the Royal Horticultural Society for 2002, and the Award of Distinction from the Association of Professional Landscape Designers in 2010. He is author of Designing with Plants (Conran Octopus 2009), Planting the Natural Garden (Timber Press 2003) and Planting- A New Perspective (Timber Press 2013). He was awarded the highest cultural prize in The Netherlands, the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, in November 2013.

Noel Kingsbury is an internationally known writer on plants and gardens, as well as a teacher and lecturer. He is a regular contributor to The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, The Garden, and Hortus, among other publications. He is the author of over sixteen books.





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