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Come to Gamble Garden in Palo Alto for a special screening of Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf. Tickets for the award-winning documentary are available now for one showing – Wednesday, October 3, 2018.
“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
Revolutionary landscape designer Piet Oudolf is known for designing public works like New York City’s popular High Line and the Lurie Garden in Chicago’s Millennium Park that redefine our conception of gardens as works of art in themselves. This gorgeous, meditative documentary 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 poetically reveals how Oudolf upends conventional notions of nature, public space, and, ultimately, beauty itself.
Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf immerses viewers in Oudolf’s work and takes us inside his creative process, from his beautifully abstract sketches, to theories on beauty, to the ecological implications of his ideas.
In English and Dutch with English subtitles. Runtime is 75 minutes. Directed by Thomas Piper. To learn more about the film, go to http://fiveseasonsmovie.com/.
Gamble Garden Director Richard Hayden will introduce Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf. Weather permitting, the film will be shown outside the Carriage House patio, attendees should dress appropriately. Popcorn will be served, attendees may bring their own food and drink. This is the only scheduled screening of the film in Palo Alto.
$25 Member (use promo code IRIS) / $40 Non-member