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“A Piet Oudolf Story: Naturalistic Landscape and Garden Design” with Deborah Chud

February 16, 2023 @ 7:30 pm

Deborah Chud’s discussion of the brilliant garden designer Piet Oudolf is part memoir, part history, and part design theory – and she throws in some practical Oudolfian “dos and don’ts” for gardeners at every level.

“A Piet Oudolf Story” is a personal introduction to the design principles of one of the leading naturalistic landscape and garden designers in the world, Piet Oudolf. Deborah Chud’s five years of research on Oudolf’s gardens led to her own Oudolfian garden and the only known database of his plant combinations. Her talk is part memoir, part history, and part design theory–with some practical Oudolfian “dos and don’ts” for gardeners at every level.

Deborah Chud is a retired Massachusetts physician turned landscape design consultant and educator. Last summer, she presented her work at an international event organized by Oudolf’s co-author, Noel Kingsbury, under the aegis of gardenmasterclass.org. She has also presented to members of the following institutions and organizations: Massachusetts Horticultural Society, Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum, the United States Botanical Garden in Washington, D.C., Toronto Botanical Garden, and Delaware Botanic Gardens. The latter two public gardens contain Oudolf-designed sections.

Currently, she is collaborating with the education department at Toronto Botanical Garden on a multi-session online course to coincide with the restoration of their Piet Oudolf Entry Walk. This past winter Deborah offered a 6-session course on Piet Oudolf’s design principles to a class of amateur gardeners and professional landscape designers. She now offers that course as a video series.

Free for members; $10 suggested donation for non-members.
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Venue

Emanuel Synagogue
160 Mohegan Drive
West Hartford, CT 06117 United States

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