Friends of the Arboretum Lecture

"A Piet Oudolf Story"
Deborah Chud, Piet Oudolf Researcher and Retired Physician

  • Wednesday, December 2, 2020 – 7:00 pm8:30 pm

The first half of Deborah Chud 's "Piet Oudolf Story" traces her discovery of Piet Oudolf's work, her research on his plant combinations, and her use of that research to create a garden in his style. The second half covers the historical context in which he emerged as a landscape designer and his basic principles of landscape design.

Deborah Chud's home garden inspired by Piet Oudolf

Deborah Chud

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About Deborah Chud

Deborah Chud is a retired physician who took up gardening in June of 2016. The database resulting from her five years of research on Piet Oudolf's plant combinations constitutes the most comprehensive record of his juxtapositions across all gardens documented in his books. She recently presented her research at an international symposium ("Piet Oudolf: How Does He Do It?") organized by Noel Kingsbury, under the aegis of . She is a member of the Perennial Plant Association and currently works a landscape design consultant and educator in the Boston area.

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