This just in.
I interrupt my previously-scheduled blogpost to share the superlative news that Piet Oudolf and Dr. Noel Kingsbury are teaming up to present a new online global course with MyGardenSchool.
I’m excited to share this revelation immediately with my readers, so you can get in on the ground floor of this amazing opportunity. The course, Planting the Piet Oudolf Way will cover his signature approach to New Perennial planting design through a series of video tutorials, assignments, and interaction with Piet and Noel along the way. The first course starts on October 14th and costs £250 for four weeks.
Given that my recent posts have revolved around Piet’s skills as a teacher, his generosity of spirit and immense plant knowledge – I’m thrilled to hear about this course. I can equally endorse Noel Kingsbury and MyGardenSchool: after all, it was the experience of Noel’s online course that indirectly set me on my path to the Netherlands, meeting Piet, writing this blog etcetera.
Here’s all the contact info… let me know how you make out.
Something else in the Wind
Stay tuned for further New Perennialist adventures.
In less than two weeks, I travel to Chicago to meet up with Piet Oudolf, Roy Diblik, and Adam Woodruff for my first-ever visit to the seminal Lurie Garden at Millenial Park.
Piet kindly invited me this past winter to see the garden and catch up in person with himself and Roy – during his annual review of the garden. That’s not an invitation I’m likely to refuse;-)
Piet conducts the review every year to maintain the evolution of the garden, meeting with the Lurie’s gardening staff, volunteers, and its sponsors, over a series of days. There will also be an evening lecture with Piet and Roy, as well as the long-awaited world premiere of the Tom Piper documentary Piet Oudolf: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall as well as a number of other related events.
Roy has offered to show me around town to see the sights and visit some of his signature gardens. I’m also pretty sure there’ll be some incredible nights out on the town – talking plants and the finer points of design over great food with a phenomenal bunch of people.
So prepare yourselves for a major deluge of new revelations in the not so distant future.