Russell’s Garden Center debuts “Growing Through Covid-19” documentary

The film made its worldwide debut at the Boston Film Festival, and will be available to view virtually from Sept. 22-26 only.

A new full-length documentary film called “Growing Through Covid-19” features Russell’s Garden Center. This is an emotional yet uplifting film about the small business struggles faced during covid-19 and the happiness people found from gardening. In March of 2020, this 144-year-old 5th generation family business considered closing their doors forever. The movie shows the support and love of a family business and their employees, along with the customers who rallied around them.

The film will be making its worldwide debut at the Boston Film Festival. It will be available to view virtually from Sept. 22 through Sept. 26 only. To view a trailer and purchase tickets (available now) click here or visit    

With a professional Boston based crew, an original musical score and an abundance of colorful plants throughout, “Growing Through Covid-19” is beautifully captivating to both your eyes and ears. The dramatic story shows how Russell’s quickly changed their business to adapt to the times and reopen.  During the pandemic's darkest hours, they helped thousands of new people try gardening for the first time.

Russell’s Garden Center is one of the largest garden centers in New England and specializes in annuals and vegetables, perennials, roses, shrubs and trees, planters, garden décor, gifts, toys, fresh and silk flowers and seasonal decorations. Established in 1876, they are the second oldest garden center in the country and in Garden Center magazine's list of the Top 100 Independent Garden Centers in North America. Check out the 2022 Top 100 list here.

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