Runtime: 100 mins
Genres Biography Drama Romance
Actors Emma Greenwell, Tom Hughes, Alex Macqueen, Janie Dee, Christine Marzano, Lorna Quinn, Alaa Safi, Michael Hough, Gillian Bolt, Séainín Brennan, Liam Burke, Danny Kehoe, Deirdre Monaghan, Clelia Murphy, Brendan Somers
This sappy, in every sense, established-on-a true narrative play tells the history of how Irish landscape designer Mary Reynolds came to compete in the 2002 Chelsea flower show. Reynolds entrance proved to be a Celtic themed space made with mature hawthorn trees, weathered rock, a lot and wildflowers of waffle about the sanctity of untamed nature. The inherent eco message is laudable, as well as the filmmakers deserve esteem to get a film about garden design funded in any way, however they do put the opinion with a bulldozer on thick, smothering the good bits with a packed compost of platitude and mawkishness.
Thus, Reynolds results in here not only as an iconoclastic outsider, but as a hippie sprite with Timotei advert hair who should go to fight with the punctilious tweed satisfied upper class twits who command the Chelsea floor show. In the mean time, her intimate entanglement with part time violin player Christy Collard and garden contractor becomes Out of Africa fashion love across continents. At least gardens are as you’d anticipate, spectacularly amazing.