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Piet Oudolf Film Showing  

FIVE SEASONS:  THE GARDENS OF PIET OUDOLF

On Thursday, September 19, 2019 the Master Gardener Foundation will sponsor the film showing of FIVE SEASONS:  The Gardens of Piet Oudolf.  Piet Oudolf is an influential Dutch garden designer, plant nursery man and author. He also is known as a leading figure of the "New Perennial" movement — his designs and plant compositions using bold drifts of herbaceous perennials and grasses. 

This beautifully produced documentary film 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 reveals how Oudolf upends conventional notions of nature, public space, and, ultimately, beauty itself.  The film has been shown both nationally and internationally garnering multiple film awards for excellence.  For a sneak peek, enjoy the film trailer below.

AWARDS

Milano Design Film Festival, Official Selection, 2017

Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital, Winner of Artistry in Film DOC NYC, Official Selection 2017

Princeton Environmental Film Festival, Official Selection, 2018

Artecinema, Official Selection, 2017

Ashland Independent Film Festival, Special Jury Prize for Documentary Editing

Architecture Film Festival, Rotterdam, Official Selection, 2017

Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival, Official Selection, 2018

Portland EcoFilm Festival, Official Selection, 2018

WHAT:  FIVE SEASONS:  The Gardens of Piet Oudolf

WHERE:  Gonzaga University, John J. Hemmingson Center, Auditorium

 

WHEN:  Thursday, September 19, 2019

TIME:  7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

TICKETS:  $10 purchase plus service fee

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"