• Short Summary

    A revolution in gardening is examined as we see how artificial ponds are made.

  • Description

    Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire.

    Various shots of rock pools at an artificial water garden; a girl dips her hand in the water. We see several shots which show the process of making artificial pond shapes; fibreglass splinters are sprayed onto a moulded shape to make it waterproof. The girl in the water garden fits another of these ponds into position.

    Two men and two small boys are seen making a pond in a garden; they fill a plastic overshoot with pebbles printed on it with water. Nymphia water-lilies are selected at a garden centre by a man; goldfish are selected at a fish farm, poured into plastic bags with a squirt of oxygen and packed into boxes.

    One of the men and the two boys take their fish out of a box by their pond (lilies in place already) and let them swim out into the water.

    Note: on file is a news article from The Mirror about the Highlands Water Gardens at Rickmansworth.

    Cuts exist - see separate record.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:56:42:00 / 02:00:09:00
    CP 508

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