Five Great Grasses from the Oudolf Garden
Piet Oudolf knows grasses. Several Hoffman Nursery favorites populate his home garden. Take a page from his design book, and try these great grasses yourself!Read Post
When asked what he liked about Appeltern Garden in The Netherlands, John Hoffman said, “Everything!”
He described the 56 acres of garden “rooms” as a place to get inspired. He was thrilled to find art, whimsy, impeccable design, and plenty of ornamental grasses throughout Appeltern Garden.
While John loved everything about the garden, three aspects grabbed his attention: the grasses, the rooms, and the fab art.
John was impressed by the designers’ integration of ornamental grasses into their designs. They knew how to highlight grass qualities: movement, textures, form, and color. And, it was fun to find North American natives well-represented in the landscape, especially prairie grass Panicum virgatum ‘Shenandoah’ (Red Switchgrass).
Appeltern Gardens calls them “models.” John saw them as outdoor rooms. The garden sports more than 200 of them! Luckily, Appeltern also has several eating spots to fortify the visitors.
Art everywhere—quirky garden fantasies, painted trees—imaginations gone wild. John came home inspired to paint some trees of his own.
Appeltern Garden is open every day from March to November, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm.
De Tuinen van Appeltern, Walstraat 2a, 6629 AD Appeltern, The Netherlands