Our reference links relate not only to our passion for wildflowers, ornamental plants and garden design, but also our love of growing food, and nature and art as a whole.
International Designers /Gardens/Organizations
Innovative ecological design, Sheffield University, England.
Research in the creation of naturalistic vegetation for use in urban parks and greenspace, Sheffield University, England.
The premier horticultural institution in England.
English landscape and garden designer/author with international reputation for design and planting excellence.
Dutch garden designer/plant breeder/author, the major figure in the founding of the “New Perennial Movement”, several public projects in the U.S.
English garden designer/author, co-authored several books with Piet, dedicated to the promotion of naturalistic garden design through ongoing science, research, and outreach.
A place to see successful examples of new directions in planting design, especially in naturalistic planting style, focus on high impact-low-maintenance plantings, Germany. Piet’s favorite gardens.
English designer who specializes in making gardens that combine naturalism and modernity – eye-popping!
Outstandingly beautiful and innovative private garden along the west coast of France.
The inventor of Land Art. An incredible collaboration with nature.
Permaculture guru and author practicing cutting-edge permaculture in the mountains of Austria.
United States Designers/Academics
Northeast native plant specialist/author and current director of the Coastal Maine Botanical gardens.
Author/photographer/lecturer and consultant focused on regional landscape design, planning, conservation, and enhancement.
Professor and chair of the department of entomology and wildlife ecology at the University of Delaware.
Washinton D.C. based landscape firm whose work has paralleled the New Perennial Movement of Europe, since its inception early on. Innovative naturalistic plantings throughout the U.S.
Introducing the people to the beauty and diversity of wildflowers and other native plants. University of Austin, Texas.
To inspire an appreciation of the beauty and value of native plants and a commitment to protect the habitats that sustain them. Hockessin, Delaware.
To conserve and promote the regions native plants to ensure healthy, biologically diverse landscapes, Framingham, Massachusetts.
Maine’s premier botanical destination, Boothbay.
A very active conservation/educational non-profit advocating for the preservation of Merrymeeting Bay specifically, and more broadly, the five rivers which flow into the bay – Androscoggin, Kennebec, Cathance, Eastern, and Abbagadasset.
Naturalistic Public Gardens
A 45 acre “living museum” displaying a wide variety of common and rare native plants displayed in naturalistic settings, Framingham, Massachusetts.
A public park built on a historic freight rail line elevated above the streets of Manhattan’s West Side. Unique Piet Oudolf planting consisting of a large proportion of natives in a mix with non-native plants, New York. Truly unique in the world of parks and planting design.
Public park located in the Loop Community area of urban Chicago, consisting of several attractions including Lurie Garden, a large (2.5 acre) prairie style native/non-native planting designed by Piet Oudolf. Another complete original, Illinois.
Oregon based author and breeder of vegetable crops with a uniquely radical perspective and seed company.
My favorite peasant farmer, author, and seed-saver in Maine. Visit him if you can! Not an official website but an introduction.
Forerunners in the sustainable farming movement involved in breeding, growing, and marketing hazels and other woody nut producing crops. Canton, MN.
Joe Hollis and his botanical paradise and apothecary in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains. Extensive information and videos concerning medicinal herbs. Burnsville, NC.
Great variety of heirloom/open-pollinated vegetable and flower seeds, old-fashioned apples varieties, and much more, Waterville, Maine.
Sophisticated breeders of the newest hybrid vegetables and innovative, high-quality tools, Albion, Maine.
Maine’s premier organic farming/gardening organization, many programs, many resources, do visit!, Thorndike, Maine.
An important organization whose work focuses exclusively on the conservation of farmland throughout the state, the holder of the Campo di Fiori/Keewayden Farm trust.