Private Garden

Piet Oudolf

Private Garden

Address & Contact

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

© Copyright 2024 Piet Oudolf


Piet Oudolf. Born in Haarlem, the Netherlands on 27 October 1944. Married with Anja Libbenga in 1970. Residing at Broekstraat 17, 6999 DE Hummelo, the Netherlands.


I started my landscape and garden design practice with my wife Anja in 1976 in Haarlem. We moved to Hummelo in the eastern part of the Netherlands in 1982 to start a nursery growing rare and hard to find unusual but garden worthy perennials. The nursery was mainly runned by Anja. My work became well known by the more radical ideas showed in publications about the Hummelo garden.
After 1986 I picked up garden and planting design again.


The Netherlands

1999: A design for the Mahlerplein under the authority of the Amsterdam City council.
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: Voorlinden, Wassenaar. Museum of contemporary art.
2017: Lammermarkt, perennial borders, Leiden with Jeroen Marseille landscape architect.
2017: Renovation and Construction of the gardens at ‘Huis ten Bosch’.
2018: Singer Museum, Laren, Noord Holland. The museum represents Dutch modernism paintings and has a sculpture garden.
2023: ‘De Meelfabriek’, Leiden with LOLA landscape architects.
2023: Zamu museum. Hembrugterrein. Zaandam-Amsterdam.


2009: Art project in the Gräflicher Park at Bad Driburg commissioned by Thomas Kellein, at the time curator of the Kunsthalle at Bielefeld.
2011: Maximilian Park, Hamm. Perennial meadows. 6000 sq.m.
2020: Vitra Campus garden, Weil am Rhein.


1996: ‘Drömparken’ in Enköping near Stockholm in Sweden.
2009: A harbour promenade design in Sölvesborg, an old town in the south of Sweden.
2011: A public park in Skärholmen, a suburban area in south-west Stockholm.
2014: Juvelen, Jungfrun and Vallås park. Three pocket parks in the city of Halmstad.
2023 Värnamo, A garden and natural landscape at Vandalorum, museum for art and design


2000: Pensthorpe Waterfowl Trust in Fakenham, Norfolk. Revised in 2009.
2004: A four acre walled garden at Scampston Hall, North Yorkshire.
2005: A two hectare large site in a historic landscape park bear Stoke on Trent
2007: A planting 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). Opened in 2014.
2014: A design for the Hauser & Wirth Sculpture park and gallery in Bruton, Somerset. Opened in 2014.
2017: Private Garden, West Woodhay.
2019: Maggie’s Centre at the Royal Marsden Hospital, Sutton.


2019: Restaurant Noma with Thing Brandt landscape architects, Copenhagen Switserland


2019: Chillida Leku museum garden, Hermani. Museum Garden.
2021: Illa del Rei, Menorca. Hauser & Wirth Gallery.


2010: Giardino delle Vergini. Project for the Architectural Biennale at Venice.


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


— Chicago

2001: Lurie garden at Millennium park downtown Chicago with GNN landscape architects.

— New York

2003: /2012 A horticultural master plan for ‘The Battery’ at the tip of Manhattan in New York, together with Saratoga landscape architects. Creating the ‘Gardens of Remembrance’ and the ‘Bosque’ (2003-2005). Bikeway gardens (2011-2012).
2009: Planting design for the ‘High Line’, with Field Operation landscape architects and architects Diller, Scofidio+Renfro
2009: Planting design for Goldman Sachs new headquarters with Ken Smith landscape architects
2013: Rooftop garden, Zwirner Gallery.
2015: Landscape for the New Whitney museum entrance.

— Nantucket island

2009: Private garden and landscape with Field Operations.

— Delaware

2018: Delaware Botanical Gardens, Dagsboro, Delaware.

— Detroit

2021: A garden design for the ‘Oudolf Garden’ on Belle Isle.

— Philadelphia

2024: The Calder Gardens – in process

South Korea

2023: public garden next to the Taewagang river for the city of Ulsan. Designed together
with Bart Hoes, landscape design.


2023: : A planting design for Hanabyori, Yomouriland, Tokyo.



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.
2009: 100 most creative people for 2009 by internet magazine ‘Fast Company’.
2010: By the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) the award of distinction 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 restoration of the High Line.
2010: European Garden Award for my contribution to Trentham Gardens,Stoke on Trent, England and the High Line, New York, USA.
2010: Special mention for the garden at architectural Biennale at Venice.
2011: Visiting professor at Harvard Graduate School of Design (USA). Workshop in January-March and May.
2012: Honorary Fellowship of the RIBA for developing radical ideas in Planting Design. The Royal Institute of British Architects’ (RIBA) Council approved new RIBA Honorary Fellowships to reward individuals from a diverse spectrum of backgrounds, including the worlds of education, sustainability, engineering, property development, journalism, politics and the wider built environment industry.
2012: Skärholmen, Stockholm, perennial Park. Rewarded for its outstanding high aspirations in cultivating outdoor environments in poorly maintained million program communities (Environment Price).
2013: Visiting professor at the department of Landscape at the University of Sheffield.
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 explores the possibilities and limits of landscape architecture over the last thirty-five years.
2015: Masterclass graduate students at the IUAV in Venice, Italy.
Masterclass graduates students TU Delft, The Netherlands.
2015: Awarded with the Kew Guild Honorary Fellowship.
2016: Masterclass graduates students at the IUAV in Venice, Italy.
2018: A honorary Degree of the University of Sheffield. Doctor of Letters.
2018: Singer Museum Award. Bi-annual award given to a Dutch artist.
2018: A Royal Distinction. Officer in the order of Oranje Nassau.
2019: Lifetime achievement award British Society of Garden Designers.
2019: Medal of Honour by the Garden Club of America. For outstanding service to Horticulture.
2020: The Beatrix Ferrand Award.
2021: Honorary Royal Designer for Industry. Awarded by the Royal Society of Arts.
2023: Elizabeth Medal Of Honor. For whose work has had a significant impact on the advancement of science, art or practice of horticulture.


2016: ‘Paradise within Reach’ film by Barbara den Uyl.
2018: ‘5 Seasons, the Gardens of Piet Oudolf’  film by Tom Piper.