Piet Oudolf & GROSS.MAX

The garden artist Piet Oudolf (*1944 in Haarlem, NL) turned his attention to gardening and landscape architecture at the age of twenty-five. Up until 2010 he and his wife Anja ran a centre for ornamental garden design in Hummelo near Arnheim. Initially influenced by the austere style of the Dutch garden designer, Mien Ruys, he gradually developed a more naturalistic, painterly style and established a garden design closely tuned to nature. One of his most prominent works is the Garden of Remembrance in Battery Park and the garden design of the »High Line«, both in New York. In Germany he is known for projects such as the gardens in Maximilianpark in Hamm and in Bad Driburg.

The landscape architecture office GROSS.MAX was founded in 1995 by Eelco Hoftmann and Bridget Baines in Edinburgh. Their practice develops strategies for urban design and regional and landscape planning, as well as developing design projects for public parks and squares

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Theater der Pflanzen (2010)

The Dutch artist Piet Oudolf designed the Theatre of Plants in today's BernePark in one of the septic tanks together with the Scottish landscape architects from Gross.Max.