The Marvellous Wild World of the Vegetable Garden

This nature documentary is a journey to a place that everyone knows, but has never seen like this: a vegetable garden and its many inhabitants. Countless species of insects, spiders and other tiny animals find a refuge here when the gardener abandons all pesticides.

A big world of small animals full of surprises. The film is a feast for the senses: with macro and slow-motion footage never seen before and shot over a period of two years, it is a nature film of a special kind. A cinematic appeal for more biodiversity on our own doorstep.


Directed and filmed by: Guilaine Bergeret & Rémi Rappe // Written by: Guilaine Bergeret, Frank Nischk & Rémi Rappe // Film editor: Isabelle Albert // Music: Anthony Touzalin & Philippe Codecco // Sound mix: Alexander Weuffen // Producer: Frank Nischk // Production management: Katja Sträter // Executive producers:  Thomas Weidenbach & Sarah Zierul (Längengrad), Gildas Nivet & Tristan Guerlotté (Grenouilles) // Commissioning editors SWR: Anne Holländer & Claudia Schwab // A production by Längengrad Filmproduktion and Grenouilles productions in co-production with SWR in collaboration with ARTE // With the support of CNC – centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée, Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine, PROCIREP/ANGOA, France Télévisions


– German Nature Film Award “Best Film” Darsser Naturfilmfestival 2022
– “Best Cinematography”, Green Screen Naturfilmfestival 2022
– Main award at Festival du Film Insolite de Rennes le Château 2022
– “Best Cinematography”, Wildlife Film Festival Rotterdam 2022
– Award for best animal behaviour at Festival International Nature Namur 2022
– Honorable Mention at Jackson Wild Media Awards 2022
– Nomination “German Biodiversity Film Award” at NaturVision Filmfestival Ludwigsburg 2022
– “Horst-Stern-Award” for the best nature film, Ökofilmtour 2023
– “Audience Award”, Ökofilmtour 2023
– Grand Prix du Festival de l’Oiseau et de la Nature, Baie de Somme 2023

  • CLIENT SWR/ARTE/France Télévisions
  • YEAR 2022
  • LENGTH 52/45/30 min