Piet Oudolf Planting Design-Venice

For some time Esterni Design Parnership has been looking at the naturalistic planting of Piet Oudolf. The most recent examples, that fortunately for our Italian connections are located in Venice, were part of the Architecture Biennale. This post is dedicated to understanding more of the visual, ecological and environmental design principles that underpin Oudolf's work. Good to note he originally trained as an architect, so we feel he is an inspirational figure for the partners at Esterni, architect and planting designer.... So: enjoy the images below: note the colour of the building in the background of the first image and how it integrates with the planting scheme....

Imagine the surprise of encountering the wild planting in the middle of the very formal context of gardens in Venice! Our next post post will look at an architectural hero, Carlo Scarpa, and his restrained garden in the Fondazione Querini Stampalia.

giardino delle vergini_biennale venice

giardino delle vergini_biennale venice

giardino delle vergini_biennale venice

giardino delle vergini_biennale venice