Masterpiece Public Garden by world-renowned Piet Oudolf to officially open on Detroit’s Belle Isle on Aug. 28, 2021.

What began as a love letter from Detroit sent to Oudolf from The Garden Club of Michigan has
become a reality after more than five years of hard work and perseverance by the all-volunteer
Oudolf Garden Detroit Grounds Crew. Collectively OGD brought this garden to life by gaining the
official permission to plant the garden, raise the $4.7 million to install and endow it, and
overcome curveballs like record flooding in 2019 and a global pandemic in 2020 and 2021.

What: Ribbon-cutting for the official public opening of Oudolf Garden Detroit
When: Aug. 28, 2021 at 10 a.m.
Where: Garden site in front of the Nancy Brown Peace Carillon
Who: The public is invited to attend the ribbon cutting
More: Visit to view interactive maps and plant lists, drone video
coverage, photos, plant quiz, a sponsor a plant donation effort and even an audio Latin plant
names pronunciation guide