$5.00 – $8.00
The Well Placed Weed
Saturday July 17, 2021 at 3:00pm
Queen Street Playhouse, 20 Queen Street
$5 CHS Hort Members/$8 Non-Members
The Well-Placed Weed: The Bountiful Life of Ryan Gainey is a feature documentary about the life of Ryan Gainey. It was shot over the course of six years, from 2010 to 2016. Gainey has been the focus of numerous gardening television programs, but this film is the first project to examine the complexities of his life. As the film shows, he was a contradictory character, both off-putting and tender, self-absorbed and generous, artificial and authentic. Ryan Gainey was a lover of beauty, and his home garden in Decatur, Georgia was his masterpiece. It was, as he often said, a “garden of remembrance” where his old friends and family lived on in the overlapping blooms of heirloom plants.
Ryan Gainey was one of the most celebrated American garden designers of the past three decades. He grew up in rural South Carolina, where he developed a deep love of plants from his relatives and neighbors. After coming to Atlanta in the 70s and opening three beloved garden shops, he began to design gardens around the city and eventually around the the world. He died in July 2016 in Lexington, Georgia.
54 minutes; directed by Steve Bransford and Cooper Sanchez
Queen Street Playhouse is wheelchair accessible and has handicapped seating available. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Seating is first come, first served and is limited. Advance ticket purchase strongly recommended. All sales are final.