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TUESDAY, MAY 16, 6:00 P.M. ONLY!
6:00 PM – Reception with special introduction to the film by Sarah Callan, Interpretation & Exhibits Program Manager of Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
7:00 PM – Film
FIVE SEASONS: THE
GARDENS OF PIET OUDOLF (NR)
1 hour, 11 minutes
Come and be immersed in revolutionary landscape designer Piet Oudolf’s work and experience an inside view to his creative process, from his beautifully abstract sketches to his theories on beauty, to the ecological implications of his ideas. The Dutch landscape architect is the mastermind behind New York City’s High Line and Battery Park, Chicago’s Lurie Garden in Millennium Park, London’s Queen Elizabeth Park, the entry to Toronto’s Botanical Garden, and the Vitra Campus in Southwest Germany. (Just to name a few.) Currently, most consider him the most famous person in his field.
Oudolf is credited with founding the New Perennial movement, which champions gardens that use grasses and plants that grow back yearly rather than die after just one. His designs are dazzling in scale and feature an abundant range of flora; his project for Vitra, for example, included over 200 species and 36,000 perennials in total. The result? Gardens that feel like natural meadows and landscapes, where structure is just as vital as color. “A garden isn’t a landscape painting that you look at, but a dynamic process that is always changing,” Oudolf says.
“If you just want to potter blissfully for 75 minutes, this should do it.” – Nigel Andrews, Financial Times
“FIVE SEASONS reveals gardens you’d look forward to getting lost in, gardens that brilliantly use the interplay of form and color to do wonderful things to your soul.” – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
ADA-mandated Audio Descriptive (AD) and Closed Caption (CC) devices available for the visually and hearing-impaired. Inquire at the concession stand.