Lionsgate UK, the producer of upcoming garden-themed period drama A Little Chaos, will be working with the RHS to support National Gardening Week, (13-19 April), and National Open Gardens Day (17 April).
The film opens in cinemas on 17 April, when gardens all over the country open their doors for free for the first-ever National Open Gardens Day.
A Little Chaos is directed by Alan Rickman, who also plays King Louis XIV, and has a supporting cast that includes Matthias Schoenaerts, Helen McCrory and Stanley Tucci. The collaboration is based on passion for gardening, and the film, directed by Alan Rickman and starring Kate Winslet, tells the story of a landscape gardener whose love for gardening wins her the esteemed assignment to help construct the grand gardens at Versailles. The collaboration will see the RHS and Lionsgate UK launching a microsite, competitions, giveaways, a screening programme and more, all aimed at giving gardening- and film-lovers another way to celebrate National Gardening Week.
National Gardening Week was launched by the RHS, the UK’s biggest gardening charity, four years ago. Since then it's become one of the UK’s biggest celebrations of gardening with events, competitions, activities and offers taking place all over the country for the public to join in with.
This year’s National Gardening Week includes the launch of the first-ever National Open Gardens Day on 17 April. Gardens all over the country that normally charge for entry or are closed to the public will be opening their doors for free on 17 April in a unified effort to engage more people with the UK’s great gardens.