Runtime: 88 minutes
Directed by Sébastien Chabot
Languages: English & French with English subtitles
Synopsis: One of Canada’s best kept secrets, the private gardens at Les Quatre Vents are the stunningly beautiful creation of influential horticulturalist Frank Cabot. Their beauty, as well as Cabot’s boundless passion and his commitment to refining their every last detail are captured in the new documentary The Gardener.
Featuring beautiful cinematography, The Gardener is both an affectionate portrait of Frank Cabot and his extraordinary vision, as well as an intimate tour of his stunning 20-acre private gardens in Charlevoix, Québec. The film explores theremarkable spaces found in Cabot’s summer estate, and features interviews with some of the gardens’ high-profile admirers, including former Governor General of Canada Adrienne Clarkson.
If spring is best greeted in a garden, Sébastien Chabot’s delightful documentary on Frank Cabot’s world-famous English-style spread of green and flowers might be the best thing you’ll come across all May. -Globe and Mail
Even those with no horticultural ability whatsoever–okay, I’m talking about myself–can enjoy The Gardener. -NOW Toronto