Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf

75 minutes • NR


Lark Theater Fri, Aug 31, 2018 12:45 PM
Lark Theater Sat, Sep 1, 2018 4:20 PM
Lark Theater Mon, Sep 3, 2018 10:15 AM
Lark Theater Tue, Sep 4, 2018 7:15 PM
Lark Theater Fri, Sep 7, 2018 10:20 AM
Lark Theater Tue, Sep 11, 2018 2:50 PM
Lark Theater Thu, Sep 13, 2018 10:45 AM
Film Info
Event Type:Movie
Release Year:2018
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Tom Piper


The documentary 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. Intimate discussions take place through all four seasons in Piet's own gardens at Hummelo, and on visits to his signature public works in New York, Chicago, and the Netherlands, as well as to the far-flung locations that inspire his genius, including desert wildflowers in West Texas and post-industrial forests in Pennsylvania. As a narrative thread, the film also follows Oudolf as he designs and installs a major new garden at Hauser & Wirth Somerset, a gallery and arts center in Southwest England, a garden he considers his best work yet.

"'Five Seasons' reveals gardens you'd look forward to getting lost in, gardens that brilliantly use the interplay of form and color to do wonderful things to your soul." - Los Angeles Times

"Oudolf mentions in passing that his goal has been to create landscapes "you would dream of, but would never find" in nature, and from what we see in this movie, that's just what he's done." - San Francisco Chronicle