Movie star Beau Bridges has discovered he has got green fingers after turning the garden of his Southern California home into a paradise of flowers, fruits and vegetables.

The actor has banned phones and TVs from his earthy spread and tends to a garden that has amazed family and friends.

Brother JEFF BRIDGES says, "When you go there you feel like you are in another part of the world - in some tropical place."

Beau admits, "I like the idea of getting back to the affects of long ago, when people would grown their food.

"I like to be in touch with that. I feel good when I put a meal on the table and I can tell my guests that it's all from our garden."