From Jon Snow to Harvey Specter, we’ve all had a little bit of a crush on a TV or film character. But what about the gardeners of the silver screen? It’s safe to say there are a few who would send a shiver up one’s Rubus cockburnianus. In this post, I talk about who’s on my top fictional gardener list – who is your favourite? Let me know in the comments section!
John Rowland from Desperate Housewives
Played by Jesse Metcalfe, John Rowland was Wisteria Lane’s resident gardening hottie. Shirtless in almost every episode, he got the whole world talking about his appeal as the young, naive gardener who stole Gabby’s (Eva Longoria’s) heart from her husband.
Ross Poldark from Poldark
Okay, so Poldark isn’t a gardener, but he took just enough time out of mining and riding on horseback across Cornish clifftops to work on scything his field. The brooding Poldark, played by Aidan Turner, may not have us convinced of his gardening skills, but his passion for justice and Robin Hood-style antics is enough to keep us wanting more.
Mark Watney from The Martian
Matt Damon may have caught our eye as a prodigy in Good Will Hunting, but it wasn’t until almost 20 years later when he made a real impact as botanist Mark Watney in The Martian. His Plant-Geekery was second-to-none as he improvised a farm inside a hub on Mars after becoming stranded there following a storm. All I can say is, I now see potatoes in a very different light.
The Diet Coke gardener
Model and actor Andrew Cooper had us all reaching for a Diet Coke when the brand’s ‘sexy gardener’ ad came out. If only we could easily find equally gorgeous public gardeners in our local parks. Watch the full advert here.
André Le Nôtre from A Little Chaos
André Le Nôtre may have been a real person who, in his sheer genius, designed the gardens of the Palace of Versailles, but he was far less aesthestically pleasing than Matthias Schoenaerts’ portrayal in the film A Little Chaos. Long hair may not be everyone’s cup of tea but, hey, it was the 17th Century.
The Call Me Maybe gardener
Holden Nowell is probably most famous for playing Carly Rae Jepsen’s love interest in her Call Me Maybe music video. Unfortunately for Carly, Holden’s character gives his number to a guy at the end of the video. Her loss is our gain. Watch the full video here.
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