Internationally known garden designer Piet Oudolf will present his master plan for installing a public garden at Belle Isle Oct. 4 and Oct. 5.
Oudolf will reveal his plan to the media on Oct. 4. On Oct. 5 at 5:45 p.m. he will deliver a community talk about his career and the project at Wayne State University’s Community Arts Auditorium, 450 Reuther Mall. City of Detroit planning and development official Maurice Cox will introduce him. Piet will sign autographs after his one-hour talk.
The event is free, but pre-registration is required. Please click here to register.
Oudolf’s first commission in Michigan is an addition to his portfolio that includes the High Line in New York City and the Lurie Garden in Chicago’s Millennium Park, two of the most iconic public gardens in North America.
A premier designer for public landscapes, his gardens also include the No. 5 Culture Chanel in Paris, Serpentine Gallery in London, England, and Italy’s Venice Biennale as well as Goldman Sachs new headquarters in New York.
Oudolf co-founded Future Plants, a company specializing in selecting, growing, breeding and protecting plants for landscaping and public areas. He has also written a number of books including his latest Gardens of the High Line: Elevating the Nature of Modern Landscapes as well as Planting: A New Perspective; Landscapes in Landscapes, and Planting the Natural Garden.
Oudolf Garden Detroit is a volunteer organization. If you would like to be part of the team you can let them know by clicking here.
For more information about the Oudolf Garden Detroit visit oudolfgardendetroit.org.