Planting the Piet Oudolf Way from Learning with Experts

If, like us, you’ve been lucky enough to do some online learning during the pandemic, and been avidly watching Gardener’s World, then you’ll be pleased to read about this new online course by internationally famous Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf.

“Planting with Piet” – highly structured yet naturalistic style.

Influential Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf is considered by many to be one of the most innovative plantsmen of the modern era. His highly structured yet naturalistic style is constantly evolving as can be seen in his many projects that include Lurie Garden Chicago, the garden at Hauser & Wirth Somerset, the New York High Line and volunteer-run Vlinderhof Garden.

Piet Oudolf Vlinderhof Garden

Social Online Learning company, Learning with Experts, has launched a new online course by Piet Oudolf based on the Vlinderhof Garden design and planting plan. Vlinderhof is generally considered to be one of the most beautiful community gardens in the world. Vlinderhof (which means Butterfly Garden in Dutch) is designed in the New Perennial style (of Dutch Wave). Clouds of Perennials are combined with grasses and there is this almost natural play of heights, textures and colours, giving the extraordinary painterly feel of impressionist art. The course includes exclusive access to Piet Oudolf’s design principles and plans, and offers personal feedback on students’ designs from his expert horticultural collaborator Dr Noel Kingsbury.

The new course forms part of a Piet Oudolf Gardens collection of three courses which includes courses on Piet’s family garden at Hummelo and his perennial planting on the New York High Line. Unusually, students will also have exclusive and rare access to Piet’s Vlinderhof Garden plan and much sought after planting list as part of the course materials.

Learning with Experts combines broadcast quality videos (including birds eye view footage of planting designs), with an interactive learning experience and real feedback on your own designs from your experts which will appeal to the design community as well as amateur gardening enthusiasts. Intimately sized classes of 20 ensure that learners receive individual attention and support, as well as offering a community focus, so that peers interact and share creations with one other. The course completion rate at Learning with Experts is over 80%.

Piet Oudolf Vlinderhof Garden class is now open at Learning with Experts/Gardening :

Piet Oudolf Gardens collection of 3 courses: Peer: £75 / £335:

Piet Oudolf Vlinderhof Garden course: Peer £25 / Expert £85:

Other courses give access to top names such as writer, chef and food activist, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall; Master Chocolatier, Paul A Young; along with fully accredited courses such as RHS Level 2 and their full Garden Design Diploma.

Get digging!

Vlinderhof Garden