I’m finalizing plans for a trip to the UK in late August. The purpose of which, is to visit several of Piet Oudolf’s public commissions (Trentham, Wisley, Scampston Hall and Pensthorpe) when they are in peak bloom.
In light of my upcoming trip, I thought it would be appropriate to share an earlier experience, visiting the Oudolf’s nursery and private garden in the Netherlands. It was the trip of a lifetime! I met my horticulture|design idol and toured his creative incubator. I left Hummelo inspired to grow as a planting designer, and very much in awe of Oudolf’s immense talent.
I’m reposting an article that originally appeared on the blog, Gardening Gone Wild. Since our visit, the iconic wave hedge in the front garden has been removed and the nursery has closed. The area occupied by the nursery has been converted into a meadow garden. [read more]