Janson Re-Releases a Classic: Emmy® Award-Winning “Gardens of the World with Audrey Hepburn”

by Mike Mcdonnough on November 29, 2010

in Programming Announcements

Janson Media today announced the re-release of the highly-acclaimed documentary series Gardens of the World with Audrey Hepburn (8 x 24′)  to worldwide Television, DVD, VOD, New Media, and Non-Theatric markets. In her Emmy® Award-winning and final performance before the camera, the iconic actress travels across seven countries to explore 17 of the world’s most enchanting flower gardens.

“Perhaps if we now take a closer look at our gardens we will better understand how to find a way to save our lovely earth. Have we not lost sight of our only source of life? Or have we at last awakened to the fragility of our beautiful planet?” – Audrey Hepburn

Each episode of Gardens of the World with Audrey Hepburn sets forth a different garden theme – informed by broader concepts of aesthetic, historical or environmental importance, from masterful archetypes of the Italian Renaissance and 17th Century France, in Formal Gardens, to the world’s first great story of urban renewal,  “The Greening of Paris,” in Public Gardens & Trees. Additional programs from the 8 episode series include Tropical Gardens, Country Gardens, Japanese Gardens, Roses & Rose Gardens and Tulips & Spring Bulbs.

Audrey Hepburn’s love of nature and gardens, her appreciation of simple honest beauty in the world, imbue her every phrase and gesture. Shortly after filming in 17 spectacular gardens in seven countries, Audrey Hepburn delightedly affirmed that she could have never imagined the gardens “would reveal the diverse range of expression they did.”

Gardens of the World filming locations include: in the Netherlands, The Keukenhof Garden, the Tulip Fields of Lisse; in the Dominican Republic, Villa Pancha; in America, Historic Mount Vernon; in Japan, Saiho-Ji, Shinshin-An; in Italy, Giardini di Ninfa, Villa Gamberaia; in France, Claude Monet’s Giverny, La-Roseraie de L’Haÿ-les-Roses, Chateau de Courances, Jardin du Luxembourg; in England, Mottisfont Abbey, Tintinhull House, Chilcombe Garden, Hidcote Bartram Village and Hidcote Manor.

Since its inception in 1989, Perennial has specialized in creating original international television and media that serves to bring the world’s culture and arts to a broader base of awareness, appreciation and enjoyment. Appealing, authentic, and fresh. World-class, beautiful and original. These are the signature qualities of Perennial Production’s award winning television and media, in its sponsor and marketing associations, in its cultural and promotional outreach, public relations and VIP special events.

Established in 1989, Janson Media is an independent content distribution company based in the United States, with a rights portfolio of over 1,500 hours of exclusive programming available for licensing to worldwide television, VOD, DVD/video, and emerging new media platforms. The company has licensed programming to virtually every country in the world, and its clients include nearly every major broadcaster or media company, as well as a wide range of DVD labels and distributors. Janson Media is also a publisher/ manufacturer of award-winning DVDs.