Arctic Garden, work in progress

What kind of garden unfurls at the world’s northernmost settlement, sitting 78 degrees north and seeing temperatures drop below -27ºC? How can plants survive the long winter when the sea, land and sky are covered with heavy snow and the sun has not risen for months? A garden in the Arctic – is it an unobtainable dream or a worthwhile pursuit? 

By observing, meditating and imagining, Arctic Garden journeys through a world where ‘one shade melts into the other’ and seeks a utopian garden where ‘they are all there’: a place where there are no boundaries of space and time (Fridtjof Nansen, Farthest North, 1897).

A film project by Ellie Kyungran Heo (director, co-writer) and Louise Rapley (producer, co-writer)

Supported by Arts Council England (UK) and April Film (Norway)