A look at General Sir Oliver Leese's cactus gardens.
Various shots of General Sir Oliver Leese watering cacti in a Mexican style garden. C/U of a budgie in a cage.
M/S of two gardeners in a large greenhouse filled with greenhouses. C/U of a mini-cacti garden being planted in a pot. The gardener holds it up to admire. Various C/Us of cacti - some in tacky animal shaped pots, others in miniature garden settings.
M/S of a young woman walking through a large cacti garden with a desert backdrop. She pauses to watch a gardener picking prickly pears from a cactus. C/U of the woman eating a prickly pear. Various shots of a young man painting insecticide onto a cactus. Various shots of an older woman looking at cacti.
The people featured are named in the paperwork as Helen Davies, Alfred Randell, David Chantler, Penny Lloyd and Mooly (Molly?) Howell. The gardens are open to the public.
General Sir Oliver Leese and his cacti are also featured in Colour Pictorial - CP 168, in the story GENERAL SIR OLIVER LEESE'S CACTI, found on Pathe Master tape - *PM0071*.
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