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May 16, 2019

PBS NewsHour - How Landscape Designer Piet Oudolf Captures Nature’s ‘Emotions’

The work of Piet Oudolf, who will receive one of the highest honors bestowed by The Garden Club of America (GCA), the Medal of Honor, was featured April 16 on the PBS NewsHour. The medal, awarded for outstanding service to horticulture, will be presented to Mr. Oudolf this weekend at the GCA’s Annual Meeting 2019 in Boston.

PBS Newshour featured Mr. Oudolf as part of an arts and culture series. To view the broadcast, How Landscape Designer Piet Oudolf Captures Nature’s ‘Emotion’, click here.

A leading figure in the New Perennial Movement, known for herbaceous plantings and robust perennials and grasses chosen for structure and color, Oudolf is recognized for his design of the Lurie Garden in Millennium Park in Chicago (2004) and the High Line in New York (2006). One of the top garden designers in the world, he has also created public gardens in England, Sweden, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, and Canada.

Oudolf is credited with shifting the way we view garden design, garden maintenance, plant selection, and gardening education.


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