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Garden Brainteaser

Garden games: name the iconic gardens from films in our challenging brainteasers 

When it comes to movies, actors tend to get all the limelight. But whilst A-listers may have made their names on the red carpet, these iconic gardens had a big part to play too. 

So, we’ve cherry-picked some of the most famous gardens on film and recreated movie posters to leave viewers intrigued over which gardens they’ve seen on camera. 

Inspired by minimalist movie posters, these contemporary images are something for film fanatics and garden enthusiasts to both enjoy. Each poster places the garden set at the centre of the action, paying tribute to the iconic green spaces that played a focal point in the plot.

Can you name the film that the iconic garden starred in? Bonus points if you can name the garden too. 

But watch out. Whilst the posters are blooming marvellous, some are also blooming difficult to decipher. 

Everything in the gardens may seem rosy, but don’t let the subtle design details lead you up the garden path. Each poster has hidden hints to the movie plots, so be sure to dig a little deeper and look beyond the flowers and foliage. 

Don’t beat around the bush with poster number 4 - the answer is hiding in plain sight. Be sure to look for more cutting details in poster 2. And whatever you do, don’t take your time with poster 9 - we all know what all work and no play can do. 

We’ve released the minimalist movie posters to celebrate the magic of gardens on film and hope you enjoy them! There are ten posters to decipher, featuring five children’s films and five adult films, so all the family can get involved. How many films can you name?

Children’s films garden posters:

1. Hint: there’s magic in this place

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Harry Potter image

2. Hint: I wonder what this garden’s keeper used to shape his hedges?

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Edward Scissorhands image

3. Hint: this garden might be hard to find

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The Secret Garden

4. Hint: talking to plants helps them grow

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Alice in Wonderland

5. Hint: a visit to this garden is sure to be a treat!

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Willy Wonka

Adult films:

6. Hint: this garden made a bit of a splash in the film’s plot
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Atonement

7. Hint: the perfect bench for sharing

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Forrest Gump

8. Hint: a quest awaits beneath this tree

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Pans Labyrinth

9. Hint: all work and no play in the garden

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The Shining

10. Hint: the perfect place to propose

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Pride and Prejudice

ANSWERS:

Do you need a help hand to name the films? Our minimalist movie posters feature: 

Children’s film posters: 

1. The Forbidden Forest - Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban

The poster hints at the iconic scene where Harry conjures a stag patronus to fend off the dementors. 

Harry Potter

2. Castle Garden - Edward Scissorhands

Edward’s iconic castle garden is shown at the start and end of the film and highlights his incredible ability to shape hedges with his scissor hands.

Edward Scissorhands

3. Fountains Abbey, Yorkshire - The Secret Garden

Both the 1993 and 2020 film adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s novel used gardens in Fountains Abbey to recreate the mythical hidden garden.

The Secret Garden

4. The Flowers - Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland

Alice meets a number of talking flowers as she explores wonderland and they mistake her for a wildflower that can move.

Alice in Wonderland

5. Willy Wonka’s Garden - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Willy Wonka’s edible garden features everything a child could dream of, from a chocolate river and boiled-sweet boat to candy cane trees.

Willy Wonka

6. Stokesay Court Fountain - Atonement

Ian McEwan's ill-fated romance centres around the characters’ different interpretations of an incident at the family’s garden fountain. All the exterior and interior shots of the Tallis family home, including the fountain scene, were filmed at Stokesay Court in Shropshire.

Atonement

7. Savannah History Museum garden - Forrest Gump

The iconic bench where Forrest shares his life story is in the garden of Savannah History Museum, Georgia, United States.

Forrest Gump

8. The Fig Tree - Pan’s Labyrinth

Ophelia is sent on a quest by the faun to free the fig tree of the monstrous toad that is lurking in its roots and feeding off it. 

Pans Labyrinth

9. Hedge Maze - The Shining

Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 film adaptation of the shining featured a labyrinth of hedges found at the Overlook Hotel. The 1977 novel and the 1997 miniseries versions of The Shining use moving topiary animals in place of the maze.

The Shining

10. Stourhead Garden - Pride and Prejudice

Darcy first proposes to Elizabeth when seeking shelter from the pouring rain in the Apollo Temple in Stourhead Garden, England.

Pride and Prejudice

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