May 7th-30th | Movie Schedule Below | 8pm | Cost: Free
We are offering free screenings of 4 movies every Tuesday and Thursday in May, starting May 7. Themes include gardening, landscaping and nature in general.
All YOU need is:
- Bring your own movie snacks and drinks
- Chairs, blankets, and other comfort items
If any of the nights are rained off, we will try to provide rain dates as soon as possible in the same week and will put updates here on the website as well as on Facebook. The Nursery will also be open for shopping during this time – look out for special sales relating to each movie.
=== Movie Schedule ===
What Plants Talk About
May 7 (Tue) and May 9 (Thur). 54 minutes.
This is a fascinating nature documentary that effortlessly integrates hardcore science with a light-hearted look at how plants behave, revealing a world where plants are as busy, responsive and complex as we are. From the stunning heights of the Great Basin Desert to the lush coastal rainforests of west coast Canada, scientist J.C. Cahill takes us on a journey into the “secret world of plants,” revealing an astonishing landscape where plants eavesdrop on each other, talk to their allies, call in insect mercenaries and nurture their young. Register Below.
Hometown Habitat, Stories of Bringing Nature Home
May 14 (Tue) and May 16 (Thur). 90 minutes.
Hometown Habitat features renowned entomologist Dr. Douglas Tallamy, whose research, books and lectures on the use of non-native plants in landscaping, sound the alarm about habitat and species loss. Tallamy provides the narrative thread that challenges the notion that humans are here and nature is someplace else. “It doesn’t have to, and shouldn’t be that way.” Inspiring stories of community commitment to conservation landscaping illustrate Tallamy’s vision by showing how humans and nature can co-exist with mutual benefits. Register Below.
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The Gardener by Sébastien Chabot
May 21 (Tue) and May 23 (Thur). 88 minutes.
The Gardener is a documentary reflecting on the meaning of gardening and its impact on our lives. Shortly before his passing at the age of 86, influential gardener and horticulturalist Frank Cabot recounts his personal quest for perfection at Les Quatre Vents, his 20 acres English style garden and summer estate.
Through the words of Cabot and his family, and with the participation of gardening experts and writers, the film looks back at this remarkable man’s personal story and the artistic philosophy that gave birth to one of the greatest gardens in the world. Register Below.
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FIVE SEASONS: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf
May 28 (Tue) and May 30 (Thur). 88 minutes.
“For me, garden design isn’t just about plants, it is about emotion, atmosphere, a sense of contemplation. You try to move people with what you do. You look at this, and it goes deeper than what you see. It reminds you of something in the genes — nature, or the longing for nature.” – Piet Oudolf
The documentary immerses viewers in Oudolf’s work and takes us inside his creative process, from his beautifully abstract sketches, to theories on beauty, to the ecological implications of his ideas.
Intimate discussions take place through all fours seasons in Piet’s own gardens at Hummelo, and on visits to his signature public works in New York, Chicago, and the Netherlands, as well as to the far-flung locations that inspire his genius, including desert wildflowers in West Texas and post-industrial forests in Pennsylvania.
Piet Oudolf has radically redefined what gardens can be. As Rick Darke, the famous botanist, says to Piet in the film, “your work teaches us to see what what we have been unable to see.” Through poetic cinematography and unique access, FIVE SEASONS will reveal all that Piet sees, and celebrate all that we as viewers have been unable to see. Register Below.
Register below to let us know you plan to attend. Please check the appropriate box for each movie choice and time you will come watch. Before the movie night, we will email a confirmation and details of what time to arrive to get your place.
Those who have registered (by completing the form below) will get first seating opportunity.