It was in every film, so it was accepted by everyone as normal. As a child, I remember seeing couples in gardens, chatting, laughing and spending quality time together. Forget kissing, if he so much as looked in her direction, she'd take flight like a startled bird. In films from the '60s - even up to the '80s - the garden was the chosen venue for a date. Or why so many of our leading ladies don a white bridal gown for a dream sequence.