GARDENS: Places of great Beauty and Splendor, artistry, wonder and brilliant displays of nature touched by the hands of man.
Behold many of the more famous gardens of the world and learn of their secrets. This documentary series is beautifully narrated by the elegant presence of garden lover, Audrey Hepburn.
A taste of the 1990’s acclaimed documentary series…
We all have within us a need to create beauty.
And we all can in a garden, however small.
It is this need which has written the history of gardens.
– Audrey Hepburn
by Audrey Hepburn
GARDENS OF THE WORLD: The Art & Practice of Gardening
“By looking at our world through its gardens today, we reaffirm the simple human capacity to create beauty on this earth.
In the early planning meetings, when gardens were being selected with Penelope Hobhouse and Elvin McDonald, we realized that it would be simply impossible to include all of the world’s most beautiful gardens in one book or television series. We were, at first, disappointed. But then we were heartened – even in these threatened environmental times, there are more beautiful places on this earth than any one of us may hope to see.
Perhaps if we now take a closer look at our gardens we will better understand how to find a way to save our lovely earth.
Have we not lost sight of our only source of life? Or have we at last awakened to the fragility of our beautiful planet?”