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Stuart J. McKean

1. The story of a year in the life of Fred Burnell's garden. Fred, a retired gardener who used to work at Kew Gardens, London, demonstrates how he prepares, dresses, sows and looks after his garden from one winter to the next. This is a film which no-one with aspirations to improving their own plot of land can ignore. Surely one of the best instructional documentaries on the subject that has been made. Although Fred makes it all seem so effortless, Peter Schubrook's excellent commentary (spoken by Bryan Forbes) puts it all carefully and precisely into perspective and you really do feel that you are learning something that you can put to practical use. Music composed and played by Alan Snelling and Terry Read. Sponsored by Kodak.
Transfer from 16mm film.
Ten Best Oscar 1989

(transfer donated by Bernard Ashby)


Total running time 46 min.

Not available for hire at present.

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