Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf

A pleasure on multiple fronts: sensorially, conceptually, narratively.


Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf

Revolutionary landscape designer Piet Oudolf is known for designing public works like New York City’s popular High Line and the Lurie Garden in Chicago’s Millennium Park that redefine our conception of gardens as works of art in themselves. This gorgeous, meditative documentary immerses viewers in his work, taking us inside Oudolf’s creative process. From his aesthetic theories to his strikingly abstract sketches to the ecological implications of his ideas, the film poetically reveals how Oudolf upends conventional notions of nature, public space, and, ultimately, beauty itself.

"An elegant, poignant, and unprecedented glimpse into the designer’s world and thoughts." —Gardenista

"Chock-full of spark and life. Enchanting." —Village Voice

"An inspiring sensory immersion." —The Hollywood Reporter
Not Rated
Art & Artists, Documentary, Environment
English, Dutch
Thomas Piper
Tatiana Craine, Village Voice

“It may look wild, but it shouldn’t be wild,” Dutch landscape designer Piet Oudolf quips to an admirer early in Thomas Piper’s gorgeous documentary 'Five Seasons.' As the camera lingers over skeletal umbel stalks planted between tufts of long grass, it becomes clear that Oudolf has heeded this ...

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