Sunday, May 22, 2011

BREAKING NEWS – Oudolf rips out hedge shock …and the joy of pleasing the inhabitants of Bexhill-on-Sea.

A lot of us will know the famous hedge at the back of Piet Oudolf's garden... well it's gone..

Read all about it here........


Tony Spencer said...

Written while I await the mercurial courier to deliver your new co-tome 'L x L' here in Toronto. Today would be nice UPS!

I'm stunned/gobsmacked/shellshocked (and slightly titillated) to learn of the de-hedging in Hummelo. For me, if that was a cliché then so is a buddha statue. It was as enigmatically serene. The nursery gone too... wow.

I feel doubly fortunate to have visited on Grass Days in 2009 where in fact, I took shelter in aformentioned hedge as a squall soaked the garden. And later had the chance to meet Piet who proved a gracious and thoughtful host.

I guess genius is fearless, almost by definition. Farewell wave to the wave.

BTW: Thx Noel for your myriad-minded writings. Post punk gardeners like myself chew on every word.

Emily said...

thanks for tell us.
small garden design

Cally said...

Perhaps it's now OK to say it was the one part of his garden I never liked, though only because it seemed wrong with the rest of his style, not because I object to it in principle.
I can't wait to see what he does in it's place.