Planting the Oudolf Gardens at Hauser & Wirth Somerset
Piet Oudolf is renowned for his exceptional use of perennials and grasses. His deep knowledge of plants and skill in choosing and grouping them is brilliantly displayed at Hauser & Wirth Somerset in an immersive, botanically rich garden which enthralls visitors in every season. The garden piqued the interest of plantsman and garden designer Rory Dusoir who undertook regular visits over the course of a year. In this book he describes the beautiful, dependable plants used to striking effect, scrutinizes the classic Oudolf planting techniques and marvels at the sporobolus meadow which Piet has described as wilder than wildness itself . Oudolf fans will delight in this book which gives full access to the plant lists, planting combinations and horticultural know-how. More than 300 exceptional quality photographs capture the very special quality of the gardens and, combined with the text, offer a unique insight into planting the Oudolf way.
|Dimensions||225 × 275 mm|
Rory Dusoir decided to pursue horticulture while studying for a classics degree at Balliol College, Oxford. He 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. He now runs his own garden design practice, Kennedy, Song, Dusoir.