Private Garden

Piet Oudolf

Private Garden

Address & Contact

Broekstraat 17
6999 DE, Hummelo
T: +31 (0)314 381 120

© Copyright 2020 Piet Oudolf


Piet Oudolf was born in Haarlem, the Netherlands on October 27th 1944. He currently resides, together with his wife Anja in Hummelo, the Netherlands.

The Netherlands

2002: A public and convalescence garden at the Reumaverpleeghuis in Rotterdam.
2010: Public space ‘Leuvehoofd’ Rotterdam with DS+V.City landscape architects.
2010: ‘Ichtushof’ public space. van Egeraat architects and DS+V landscape architects.
2010: Westerkade Rotterdam planting design with Okra landscape architects.
2011: Groot Vijversburg with LOLA landscape architects and Deltavormgroep.
2014: ‘De Vlinderhof’ a public garden created on private initiative by the neighbourhood. It is part of the Maximapark at ‘Leidsche Rijn’.
2017: Renovation and Construction of the gardens at ‘Huis ten Bosch’.
2017: Voorlinden Musuem Garden, Wassenaar.


2009: Art project in the Gräflicher Park at Bad Driburg in coöperation with Thomas Kellein from Kunsthalle Bielefeld.
2010: Art project for RUHR 2010 at Bottrop Ebel with Max Gross.
2011: Maximilian Park, Hamm. Perennial meadows. 6000 sq.m.


1996: The ‘Dream Park’ in Enköping near Stockholm in Sweden.
1996: A harbour promenade with seating areas in Sölvesborg an old town in the south of Sweden.
2007: A planting design for the new gardens in the trägårdsföreningen park at Göteborg.
2011: A small public park in Skärholmen a suburban area in south-west Stockholm.
2014: Juvelen, Jungfrun and vållas park. Three pocket parks in the city of Halmstad.


2000 /  2009: Pensthorpe Waterfowl Trust in Fakenham, Norfolk. Revised in 2009.
2002: Two 150 meter long borders for RHS gardens at Wisley, Woking in Surrey.
2004: A 4 acre walled garden at Scampston Hall, North Yorkshire.
2005: A 15 hectare large site in a historic landscape park near Stoke on Trent together with fellow landscape architect Tom Stuart Smith.
2007: A design for ‘Pottersfield’, a small park on the board of the Thames next to the Tower Bridge with Gross.Max landscape architects from Edinburgh.
2011: Hortus Conclusus with Peter Zumthor at the Serpentine Gallery in London.
2014: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (masterplan-Hargraves associates). Designing the planting areas situated on the South Plaza (James Corner Field Operations).
2014: A design for the Hauser & Wirth Sculpture park and Gallery in Bruton, Sommerset.
2017: Private Garden, West Woodhay.
2019: Maggie’s Centre at the Royal Marsden Hospital, Sutton.


2006: Entrance for the botanical garden in Toronto with Martin Wade landscape architects.


2001: Lurie garden at Millennium park downtown Chicago with Landscape architects Gustafson, Guthrie and Nichol from Seattle.
2003: Together with Saratoga landscape architects I did a horticultural master plan for ‘The Battery’ at the tip of Manhattan in New York. We created the ‘Gardens of Remembrance’ and the ‘Bosque’ which is a 6000 sq. meter area under plane trees.
2007: Nantucket Island – A 14 acre residential design with Field Operations landscape architects.
2009: The ‘High Line’ in New York, with Field Operation landscape architects.
2009: Goldman Sachs new headquarters in New York with Ken Smith landscape architects.
2018 Delaware Botanical Gardens, Dagsboro.
2020 The Oudolf Gardens at Belle Isle, Detroit.


2019: Restaurant NOMA, Copenhagen.


2020: Vitra Campus Garden, Weil am Rhein.


2018: Chillida Leku, Hermani/San Sebastian. Museum Garden.
2020: Illa del Rei, Menorca. Hauser & Wirth Gallery.


2016: Paradise Within Reach. Barbara den Uyl. Youtube.
2018: 5 Seasons, the Gardens of Piet Oudolf. Tom Piper.


2000: A Gold Medal and title Best of Show at the Chelsea Flower Show in London for a garden I designed with Arne Maynard, commissioned by Gardens Illustrated.
2002: The Gold Veitch Memorial medal by the Royal Horticultural Society with in recognition of services given in the advancement of science and practice of horticulture.
2004: Award for Excellence in Design from the art commission of the city of New York .
2009: Dalecarlica Award 2009 given by the Swedish Park commissioners for the valuable contribution and inspiration to the development of park and garden art in Sweden.
2010: By the Association of Professional Landscape Designers the award of distiction for 2010 in recognition of that individual’s unique contribution to the profession of landscape design.
2010: Lucy G.Moses Preservation Award. In recognition of the planting design for the restauration of the High Line.
2010: European Garden Award for the contribution on Trentham Gardens,Stoke on Trent, England and the High Line, New York, USA.
2010: Special mention for the garden at architectural Biennale at Venice.
2012: Honorary Fellowship of the RIBA for developing radical ideas in Planting Design.
2012: Skärholmen, Stockholm, Perennial Park. Rewarded for its outstanding high aspirations in cultivating outdoor invironments in poorly maintained million program communities.
2014: Awarded with the Prins Bernard Cultuurfonds Price for his contribution to the culture of garden and landscape design.
2014: Awarded with The Maaskant Price for the passion and enthusiasm with which he explorers the possibilities and limits of landscape architecture over the last thirty-five years.
2015: Awarded with the Kew Guild Honorary Fellowship.
2018: Honorary Degree of the University of Sheffield. Doctor of Letters.
2018: Singer Museum Award. Given to an Artist every second year.
2018: Officier in de Orde van Oranje Nassau. Royal distinction.
2019: British Society of Garden designers, Lifetime Achievement Award.
2019: Medal of Honour by the Garden Club of America.


2001: Millenium Competition for a garden downtown Chicago (Lurie garden) with Kathryn Gustafson and partners from Seattle. Installation of the planting was in June 2004.
2005: The ‘High Line’ New York with Field Operations, Diller, Scofidio + Renfro.


2011: Co-Teaching at Harvard Graduate School of Design (USA). Workshop in January–March and May.
2013: Visiting professor at the department of Landscape at the University of Sheffield.
2015: Masterclass for graduate students at the IUAV in Venice, Italy.
2015: Masterclass for graduate students at TU Delft, The Netherlands.


All photographs on this website are copyrighted by their respective makers:
Nicola Brown, Walter Herfst, Neil Holmes, Marianne Majerus, Jürgen Becker, Jo & Rob Whitworth, Andrew Lawson, Gregor Wolf, Erik Hesmerg, Heike Schröder, Sabrina Rothe, Andreas Grosse, Philipp Ottendörfer, Joanna Fawcett, Hasse Wester, Imogen Checketts, Heather Edwards, Hans van Horrsen and Marion Nickig.