FIVE SEASONS: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf
A Salem Cinema REEL CHANGE for the Community benefit film screening
Monday, February 26 at 6:30 PM
1127 Broadway St. NE
Salem, OR 97301
Tickets $15 in advance, $18 at the door
An immersive and meditative documentary that reveals how the revolutionary landscape designer, Piet Oudolf, upends our conventional notions of nature, public space, and, ultimately, beauty itself.
Born in Haarlem, Netherlands in 1944, he has lived and worked in Hummelo, a tiny village in east Netherlands, since 1982. Here he started a nursery where he grew perennials with his wife Anja. His garden has since become renowned for its radical approach and ideas about planting design. Ideas for which he is internationally recognized and honored.
Well-known design projects of Mr. Oudlof’s are New York’s High Line project, Chicago’s Lurie Garden, Paris’ No. 5 Culture Chanel, and the Venice Biennale.
At our Lecture Honoring Bobbie Dolp in November, speaker Tom Fischer described Mr. Oudolf as one of the “new perennialists” whose contributions have placed him as a founding father of contemporary design.
“For me, garden design isn’t just about plants, it is about emotion, atmosphere, a sense of contemplation. You try to move people with what you do. You look at this, and it goes deeper than what you see. It reminds you of something in the genes — nature, or the longing for nature.”
– Piet Oudolf
FIVE SEASONS: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf takes the viewer inside his creative process, from his beautifully abstract sketches, to theories on beauty, to the ecological implications of his ideas. Please join us for this one night viewing. FIVE SEASONS is not available for streaming online. This is your chance to support the Lord and Schryver Conservancy while enjoying this moving record of a true Dutch master.