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Green Garden Country

Short Film (Full Length) – 1972

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The quarter acre dream is in full flower in this colourful celebration of Kiwi gardening. Director Conon Fraser surveys the symbols (tool sheds, trimmed edges) and rituals (broken window, cricket ball), and muses on the role of gardens: from civic pride to “escape from the house”. A wide range of public and private landscapes are honoured, both reverentially — a time-lapse of blooms in Wellington's Lady Norwood Rose Garden — and whimsically — eg talking pests, and a couple rolling on the lawn in front of a knitting oldie. The film won top prize at a US Horticultural Society Festival. 

The winning street represents the civic spirit of its residents.
– A sign featured in the doco

Key Cast & Crew

Ron Bowie

Producer

Geoffrey Scott

Producer

John G Reid

Sound

Brian Hands

Music

Don Reynolds

Sound

David Dry

Camera