Planting the Oudolf Gardens at Hauser & Wirth Somerset

Planting the Oudolf Gardens at Hauser & Wirth Somerset by Rory Dusoir – Photographs by Jason Ingram – Foreword by Piet Oudolf £30│ISBN: 9781999734534│ 19th September 2019

 Piet Oudolf is renowned for his exceptional use of perennials and grasses. His deep knowledge of plants and skill in choosing and grouping them is brilliantly displayed at Hauser & Wirth Somerset in an immersive, botanically rich garden which enthralls visitors in every season.

The garden piqued the interest of plantsman and garden designer Rory Dusoir who undertook regular visits over the course of a year. In this book he describes the beautiful, dependable plants used to striking effect, scrutinizes the classic Oudolf planting techniques and marvels at the sporobolus meadow which Piet has described as “wilder than wildness itself”.

Oudolf fans will delight in this book which gives full access to the plant lists, planting combinations and horticultural know-how. More than 300 exceptional quality photographs capture the very special quality of the gardens and, combined with the text, offer a unique insight into planting the Oudolf way.

Read the reviews:

“Piet Oudolf is probably the most gifted planting designer of this century and if you want to see his style exquisitely photographed and to read in detail about caring for his favourite plants so that you might recreate that look, here’s your book.” Stephen Anderton, The Times

“This book offers an insight into Piet Oudolf’s design process and tracks his inspiring plantings through each seasonal incarnation. Atmospheric photographs by Jason Ingram bring the garden to life.” House & Garden

“A beautifully illustrated and insightful account of the creation and planting of Piet Oudolf’s gardens at Hauser & Wirth Somerset” Annie Gatti, Gardens Illustrated

“This book allows us a privileged vision of Piet’s evocation of nature that we can all learn from and adapt to our own private gardens.” Stephen Parker, landscape and design historian

“The seasonal changes are the highlight: there are drifts and blocks of rich late-summer colour, and structural stems and sculptural seedheads that provide visual excitement even in the depths of winter.” Meg Honigmann, Town and Country