Renowned Dutch garden designer eyes Belle Isle | Crain's Detroit Business
Detroit's Belle Isle could see a garden designed by internationally renowned garden designer Piet Oudolf.
At the Garden Club of Michigan's request, Oudolf visited Detroit recently to tour a bit of the city, the riverfront and Belle Isle.
The Dutch designer — who has been likened by some to the late famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted who designed Central Park in New York City and Belle Isle — was charmed by the island and said it's there that he can see one of his famed gardens.
Oudolf is a rock star in his world, according to the Garden Club's immediate past President Maura Campbell. He designed the Lurie Garden in Millennium Park in Chicago, several gardens at Battery Park in New York City and the full design of the High Line park in Manhattan.
He is known for designing year-round gardens that look good even when the plants are dormant.