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Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf (U)

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 documentary, FIVE SEASONS: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf, immerses viewers in Oudolf’s work and takes us inside his creative process, from his beautifully abstract sketches, to theories on beauty, to the ecological implications of his ideas.


Intimate discussions take place through all fours seasons in Piet’s own gardens at Hummelo, 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.


As a narrative thread, the film also follows Oudolf as he designs and installs a major new garden at Hauser & Wirth, a gallery and arts centre in Somerset, a garden he considers his best work yet.


Piet Oudolf has radically redefined what gardens can be. As Rick Darke, the famous botanist, says to Piet in the film, “your work teaches us to see what what we have been unable to see.” Through poetic cinematography and unique access, FIVE SEASONS will reveal all that Piet sees, and celebrate all that we as viewers have been unable to see.


A film akin to the gardens themselves - elegiac. Washington Post


With his floppy silver hair and gentle zeal Oudolf is like a botanical David Attenborough Times


**** Guardian


**** Total Film



Tickets: Adult £6.80, U16 £5.80, Family of four £22

(includes an admin fee of 30p)

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