A Unique Personal Guide to One of the World's Great Gardens with Nicholas de Rothschild
Exbury Gardens are situated on the south coast of England and are one of the largest and most colorful gardens in the country. Created by city banker Lionel de Rothschild between the two World Wars they are home to the many varieties of rhododendron and azaleas that are now famous throughout the world. "Heaven With the Gates Open" is a 45-minute film made by his grandson, filmmaker, Nicholas de Rothschild, and tells the story of the creation of one of the horticultural wonders of the World, and it's progress through the 20th Century. This little comer of paradise is still lovingly maintained in all its glory by members of the Rothschild family. "My grandfather, Lionel de Rothschild, spent a vast fortune creating Exbury Gardens. From purchasing a near derelict mansion and grounds in 1919, this garden is now amongst the finest in the world. In springtime, it's one of the most colorful places on earth. In this film, I tell the story of its creation and take you behind the scenes with other members of my family." Nicholas de Rothschild. The title of the film comes from an elderly lady who once fell asleep on a bench in Exbury Gardens and when she awoke she felt quite disoriented and did not know where she was. "I thought I had died and gone to heaven, there was so much beauty around", she told her daughter. "Exbury is like Heaven with the Gates Open."
United Kingdom, Color, 45 minutes.
· Interactive Map
· 65 minutes of Additional Garden Tour Footage
· Website Links, Maps and References · Single Disc DVD-9 Dual Layer Single Sided. This disc is compatible with All DVD Players Worldwide.
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NTSC Region 0 encoding (Entire World)
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