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Award-winning director Thomas Piper (US) made a documentary about Piet Oudolf, Five Seasons – The Gardens of Piet Oudolf.

“For me, garden design isn’t just about plants, it is about emotion, atmosphere, a sense of contemplation. You try to move people with what you do. You look at this, and it goes deeper than what you see. It reminds you of something in the genes — nature, or the longing for nature.”
– Piet Oudolf –

The revolutionary Dutch landscape designer Piet Oudolf is known for designing public works, like New York City’s popular High Line and the Lurie Garden in Chicago’s Millennium Park, that redefine our conception of gardens as works of art in themselves.

Five Seasons – The Gardens of Piet Oudolf is a gorgeous, meditative documentary, that immerses viewers in Oudolf’s work, taking us inside his creative process. From his aesthetic theories to his strikingly abstract sketches and to the ecological implications of his ideas, the film poetically reveals how Oudolf upends conventional notions of nature, public space, and, ultimately, beauty itself. Intimate discussions take place through all fours seasons in Piet’s own gardens at Hummelo (Gld, NL), and on visits to his signature public works in New York, Chicago, and the Netherlands, as well as to the far-flung locations that inspire his genius, including desert wildflowers in West Texas and post-industrial forests in Pennsylvania.

From June 13th until 19th 2018, the documentary will be shown every day at the IFC Center at 323 6th Avenue in Greenwich-The Village.