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July 13, 2017

Life And Death On Your Lawn.

The British back garden is a familiar setting, but underneath the peonies and petunias is a much wilder hidden world, a miniature Serengeti, with beauty and brutality in equal measure. In this documentary, Chris Packham and a team of wildlife experts spend an entire year exploring every inch of a series of interlinked […]

March 31, 2017

Blue Tits and Bumble Bees

BBC Two 4 January 1984

Few people can boast of having a kestrel as a regular garden visitor, but in only 12 months naturalist Chris Baines miraculously transformed an average urban garden into an attractive wildlife haven. Such a transformation provides an important refuge for much of the wildlife that’s being lost from the countryside.

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February 21, 2017

The Market Gardener’s Toolkit

Possible Media 2016

This is an educational documentary featuring Jean-Martin Fortier, small-scale vegetable grower and author of The Market Gardener. In the film, he shares his tools and techniques for successful, profitable, human-scale vegetable growing. From soil preparation to strategies on dealing with insect pests, discover how this micro-farm manages to generate $150,000 in sales […]

February 7, 2017

Savage Garden

National Geographic 6 June 1997

Comedian Leslie Nielsen narrates a truly unique introduction to the world of insects in National Geographic’s The Savage Garden. Using state-of-the art cinematography, National Geographic filmmakers capture dramatic confrontational scenes amidst the deceiving tranquility of an average flower, herb and vegetable garden. See colonies of insects battle for control. The […]

January 18, 2017

Urban Fruit

USA/German co-production 2013

Urban Fruit tells the story of a handful of city dwellers growing food in Los Angeles, California. They are a diverse group intent to reclaim a skill that has been lost to the industrial food complex. We witness their struggles with the city, their families, nature and themselves.

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January 15, 2017

The Buzz Around Niue

Al-Jazeera 12 November 2015

They may be small, but the world needs bees. They pollinate one-third of the food we eat – fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and food for livestock. But recently, bee colonies around the world have been collapsing, with bees dying at alarming rates. While the scientists try to find a solution, there […]

December 23, 2016

St. Stephen’s: The Living Cathedral

ORF Austria 1997 – English narration

St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna ranks amongst Austria’s most famous cultural monuments. Yet, one would not think of that cathedral being one of the most astonishing natural areas in Austria. Between the roof tiles, at stone gargoyles and in many a damp crevice, the 850 year-old cathedral reveals itself […]

December 21, 2016

The Great Butterfly Adventure

BBC Four 10 October 2016

The migration of the painted lady has long fascinated scientists, artists and nature lovers alike. The longest butterfly migration on earth, it sees millions of these delicate creatures travel from the desert fringes of north Africa, across thousands of miles of land and sea, before settling in the UK. However, […]

November 2, 2016

Capability Brown’s Unfinished Garden (Long Version)

BBC Four 3 Oct 2016

Capability Brown is known as the founder of landscape design. But there is one plan that never got off the drawing board. His own garden. The only land he ever owned was in Fenstanton, Cambridgeshire. But he died before he could carry out any plans for his own garden. Today […]

October 13, 2016

Kew’s Forgotten Queen

BBC Four 26 Sep 2016

Within Kew Gardens stands an extraordinary gallery, celebrating the work of one of the most prolific botanical artists of the Victorian age. At a time when women barely left their parlour rooms, Marianne North’s globe-trotting exploits defied convention as she travelled alone at the height of the British Empire. From […]

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