The Gardener

  • Screening Dates: 18th August, 6pm  //  25th August, 8pm
  • Starring: Frank Cabot
  • Directed by: Sébastien Chabot
  • Running time: 84 mins
  • Rating: M
  • Language: Subtitles for non-English dialogue


This documentary reflects on the meaning of gardening
and its impact on our lives. Shortly before his passing at the age of 86, influential
gardener and horticulturalist, Frank Cabot recounts his personal quest for perfection at Les Quatre Vents, his 20-acre English style garden and summer estate that was
opened to a film crew for the first time in 2009. Nestled amongst the rolling hills of the Charlevoix County in Quebec, Les Quatre Vents has become one of the world’s
foremost private gardens. Created over 75 years and three generations, it is an enchanted place of beauty and surprise, a horticultural masterpiece of the 21st century.
Through the words of Cabot and his family and with the participation of gardening experts and writers, the film captures this remarkable man’s personal story and the artistic philosophy that gave birth to one of the greatest gardens in the world.