“Green” Movie Stars
Movie stars are not only Hollywood actors and actresses, but also gardens that “played their roles” in popular films. In this article we will talk about “green movie stars” caught in the frame of famous films. In this collection there are famous parks and gardens, as well as unknown places worthy of our attention.
4 Parks “Starring” in Famous Movies
Garden of green animals from “Edward Scissorhands”
Garden green animal
Oldest topiary garden in the United States was shown in the Tim Burton’s film “Edward Scissorhands.” Green figures made by sad Edward are the handiwork of three people. The owner of a cotton mill, Thomas Brighton was going to arrange a landscaped park on a plot, bought in 1872. But the gardener Joseph Carreiro showed him samples of English cuts on bushes and the magnate came up with the idea of unprecedented “green” zoo. After the death of Brighton his daughter Alice took the gardens development, under whose leadership the garden acquired its present form.
The idea to arrange a little Japan in the heart of California came in 1915 to Oliver and Isabel Stine. After traveling in the land of the rising sun, they wanted to have their own rock garden, a tea house and a pavilion for admiring the moon. The heir to the dynasty of imperial gardeners Naoharu Aihara embodied their ideas. In 2005, the owners gave the upper and lower Hakone gardens to the state. At the same time the park appears in key scenes of the movie “Memoirs of a Geisha”.
Scarlett Johansson and Hugh Jackman find out their complicated relationships against the backdrop of one of the most romantic city parks of London. Former estate of barons Hollands is most famous for its forest area: nowhere else in the city you can find such a dense planting. The park has preserved many ancient oaks. But there are also two regular gardens in the ensemble. They were created in the 1840s by a landscape designer Robert Santwell – Dutch and Iris.
Kaitoke National Park, New Zealand
Ever since Peter Jackson shoot the Kaitoke sanctuary in the film adaptation of the cult Tolkien saga “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring”, the park has lost some of its idyllic tranquility. Crowds of fans are eager to touch the stones on which the elves went to Valinor. But as the area of the nature park is 2800 hectares, it is always possible to find a place wherethere is no one, except rare birds – there are more than fifty species.