The East London Garden Society

Gardening is Good


We had the premier of our film ‘Gardening is Good’ on 5 July 2015 and Cllr. Abdul Mukit MBE represented the people of east London at the premiere. All who attended said the film was inspiring.

The film, which is the first of its kind to be made, features gardeners in Hackney and Tower Hamlets who are passionate about gardening and wished to produce one on gardening in east London.

The film took us from the years of the Second World War through to gardening with the children of modern day Hackney and is an odyssey around east London, showing how gardening can fix almost everything, from climate change to loneliness.

Director of photography Clive Gill; presented by Geoffrey Juden; sound design Marie Tueje; music Shane O’Neill; produced, directed and edited by Dorothy Leiper.