REELOUT: The Gardener
THE GARDENER d. Sebastien Chabot/2016/CANADA/88min
The Gardener is a documentary reflecting 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 allowed for the first time a film crew to capture his recounts of his personal quest for perfection at Les Quatre Vents, his 20 acres, English-style garden and summer estate.
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 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 looks back at this remarkable man’s personal story and the artistic philosophy that gave birth to one of the greatest gardens in the world.
“The Gardener is an enchanting documentary stroll.” – Brad Wheeler, The Globe and Mail
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