As many of us know a gardeners work is never done. If you get to the point where you need to sit and relax or the weather is keeping you from enjoying your afternoon of planting, we have a suggestion for you. Take a seat on the couch and watch a movie or TV show featuring gardens and gardeners. Just in case you have trouble thinking of which films and shows have gardens, we have collected some for you to start with.
The Secret Garden
A children’s classic based on the book by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Young orphan Mary is sent to live at her uncle’s foreboding estate. She discovers a secret garden which was abandoned after a tragic accident. With the help of her crippled cousin Colin, and Dickon the country boy, her spirit is gradually reawakened as they bring the garden back to life.
Four women rent an Italian castle for the spring to get away. Their seaside Italian castle is drenched in wisteria and sunshine. The women find themselves in a transformative beauty so enchanting that each woman blooms in ways she never thought possible.
Two strangers agree to a marriage of convenience. Bronte, a horticulturist, gets the apartment of her dreams and George, a Frenchman, gets a green card to live in the U.S. The two encounter difficulties, and even worse, they just might be falling in love.
The Constant Gardener
After his wife is murdered in Kenya, Justin Quayle, a diplomat and constant gardener, is compelled to investigate her death, discovering surprising truths about her life and their relationship in the process.
Chance, a secluded gardener who has spent all his life in the house of an old man, is put out on the street when the man dies. After a run in with a limousine, he ends up a guest of an influential, but sickly businessman. Now called Chauncey Gardner, Chance becomes friend and confidante to Ben, as well as an unlikely political insider.
Several Harry Potter films
Although they are not centered on gardening, they have many unique plant and flower species that appear in the books and movies. Even if Harry Potter is not your thing, make the kids happy while you look at it in a new way. Try to pick out all the fantasy plant and flower varieties.
A prison inmate with a green thumb goes on to compete in a national gardening competition. Based on a true story.
Ladies in Lavender
Taking place in pre-war England, aging sisters Ursula and Janet live peacefully in their cottage on the shore of Cornwall. One morning following a violent storm, the sisters spot from their garden a nearly-drowned man lying on the beach. They nurse him back to health, and discover that he is Polish.
So if you are stuck inside or just very tired and sore from a full day out in your yard, kick back have a lemonade and enjoy one of these films. You can even call it research!
Some ideas for this post came from http://clpgh.org/books/filmlists/gardeners.html