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English Garden, The. Part 7: Technicolour and Technology (1914-)

Synopsis
After World War I loss of confidence set in. Ideas were adapted from the past and people became more immediately concerned with collecting as many species and hybrids as possible. Immediacy was all and long-term planning disappeared. There are shots of Sheffield Park and Leonardslee (both in Sussex), the gardens at Nymans, Sussex, the Hunting Lodge, Hants, and Sissinghurst Castle, Kent. After World War 2 many gardens gave way to leisure areas such as swimming pools and tennis courts. Garden gnomes became popular in the 1940s and a collection of elves, pixies etc. performing a variety of gnomic activities is shown. The series ends on a pessimistic note as John Gielgud returns to Jubilee Gardens and reflects on the lack of interest in preserving and restoring the great English garden.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 26 min.
Year of production
1980
Availability
out of distribution
Uses
General audiences; landscape artists.*
Subjects
Architecture; Biology
Keywords
England; gardens; landscape design

Credits

Cast
John Gielgud 

Production Company

Name

Thames Television

Notes
See: GL Education (www.gl-education.com/)

Distributor

Name

Granada Learning

Email
info@granada-learning.co.uk
Web
http://www.granada-learning.com External site opens in new window
Phone
0161-827 2927
Fax
0161-827 2966
Address
Customer Services
Granada Television
Quay Street
Manchester M60 9EA

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