Piet Oudolf at the Lurie Garden, Chicago

Piet Oudolf talks planting design & prairies in the city

If you're at all interested in the work of plantsman Piet Oudolf, have visited the Lurie Garden in Chicago or have an interest in planting design then you'll love this video.

The Lurie Garden with Piet Oudolf- Directed by Tom Rossiter

Oudolf openly shares the motivations and inspiration behind his expansive planting schemes in the garden beginning with his immersion in the native prairies of the midwest.

Time lapse photography of garden through the seasons shows the evolution of what Oudolf calls this "very sophisitcated meadow".

But above all it's worth watching to experience his passion, insight and the personal story behind the design. Inspiring.