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DETROIT (AP) — A proposed garden for Detroit's Belle Isle by Dutch designer Piet Oudolf is starting to take shape.

Construction is set to begin Tuesday on a 2.5-acre (1-hectare) garden that's expected to open in fall 2020. Organizers say 18,000 plants being grown for the site have been ordered for a planned installation in September.

Most of the plants have been ordered from Michigan growers.

The total project on the island park in the Detroit River is estimated to cost $4.2 million. A volunteer group called Oudolf Garden Detroit is raising money through a plant sale .

Oudolf's work can be seen at Lurie Garden in Chicago and the Highline in New York City, among many other gardens worldwide.

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