Gardens of England - The Poor and Rich Alike Have Flowers



'This film shows the inborn love of Englishmen for a garden, whether it is Hampton Court, a cottage garden or the tiny strip in front of a suburban house. Whatever the limitations of his garden, the gardener accepts them as a challenge to his skill.'[1]

Date: 1942
Duration: 11:--

In Technicolor
Director: Michael Hankinson
Production Company: Spectator Short Films
Producer: -
Cinematographer: Geoffrey Unsworth
Composer: Jack Beaver
Narration: Alvar Lidell
Editor: Ralph Kemplen
Sound Recording: William S. Bland

Length: 35mm: 1002ft. 16mm: 401ft.

Distributor: General Film(?)



Still_-_Gardens_of_England.jpg
Monochrome still from 'Gardens of England' - Taken from 'Films of Britain 1947-50'
Further Information
Certificate: U
Distributors: General Film
Producers: Strand
900ft. approx. / 10mins.
Survey of British Gardens, in Technicolor. Produced for the British Council.[2]












Still_-_Gardens_of_England(46).jpg
Monochrome still from 'Gardens of England' - Taken from 'Films of Britain 1946'





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  1. ^ Films of Britain - British Council Film Department Catalogue - 1942-3
  2. ^ Index to Vol.9 / No.s 97-108 / 1941-42
    February 21 and March 20
    37 Gardens of England
    Monthly Film Bulletin of the BFI