Sundays in the Garden

Portrait of a Garden

Mar 12 2017
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Sundays in the Garden
dir. Rosie Stapel

In a picturesque garden on a grand country estate, an 85 year-old pruning master and the gardener tend to the espaliers. Surrounded by vegetable patches, citrus trees, the orchard, and lush grapevines we’re swept along by their passion, dedication, and knowledge. Fifteen years they have spent working on the pear arbour. Will it finally close over this year? They talk about food, the weather, their craft (which is quickly disappearing), and the changing world around them as the seasons go by. Capturing one year in the life of this historic garden, this intimate documentary is a beautiful, often transcendent viewing experience. (2015, 98 min, digital)

About the series

Sundays in the Garden

Spring is approaching, the time of year when garden landscaping begins in earnest. This unique three-film series ranges from documentaries to comedy. Learn secrets of legendary Japanese gardens, eavesdrop on caretakers of a historic estate garden, and see the journey of a gardener turned political insider. From modern to retro cinema, picturesque scenes will have you in awe and moving characters will prove to be much more than gardening hires.

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