Through the Garden Gate

A Diary of the English Countryside

After a career filming across five continents, EMMY and BAFTA winning wildlife cameraman Stephen de Vere returns to the English countryside, to explore the hidden world beyond the garden gate. From playful fox cubs to the barn owl tending to her chicks, explore the extraordinary world waiting beyond the garden gate.

The film is a personal view, giving an insight into what it’s like being a wildlife cameraman and reminding us that you don’t have to travel to all corners of the world to get close to nature.

“A wonderful portrait of a hidden corner of the English countryside, full of unexpected delights. By staying so close to home, Stephen de Vere has revealed the secret nature of his own country parish and reminded us just how magical our own landscape and wildlife can be.”

Stephen Moss – naturalist, author & broadcaster
Barn owl
Barn owl: “…carries the vole torpedo-style to reduce wind resistance.”

DVD details:

  • Released: April 2010
  • Running time: 49 minutes
  • Extras: 3 minute film ‘Local Treasures’
  • Audio: The narration can be turned off – useful in teaching or for watching the film while enjoying just the natural sounds of nature.
  • Format: DVD, Widescreen, Dolby Stereo 2/0, Pal TV, Region ‘0’ (All)
  • Language: English (No subtitles)