I had a lovely day in Bruton with a girlfriend. We started at the Chapel for lunch http://www.atthechapel.co.uk/
and then moved on to Hauser & Wirth http://www.hauserwirthsomerset.com/exhibitions up the hill which is at Durslade Farm. Durslade Farm was a collection of grade 11 listed farm buildings that had fallen into disrepair. Working closely with Paris based architect, Luis Laplace, who envisioned the renovation of the entire site Piet Oudolf has created gardens that are absolutely integral to the whole gallery complex..and of course although there are other exhibitions there, it’s the gardens that we were interested in. I would say that they are still in their infancy and next year will probably be completely magnificent; let’s say that for now they are pretty good though!!
The Oudolf Field is a large perennial meadow that sits behind the gallery. Carefully shaped and planted, the garden echoes the tradition of classical gardens but the variety of species and combination of plants creates a looseness, softening the formality of its appearance.