A successful artist, weary of Parisian life and on the verge of divorce, returns to the country to live in his childhood house. He needs someone to make a real vegetable garden again out of the wilderness it has become. He hires a gardener, who turns out to be a former school friend. Reminiscing about old times or taking a humorous look at their current dilemmas, the two men become close friends again. But events soon remind them that they're not getting any younger.