The Gardener

The Gardener

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Documentary on famed horticulturist Frank Cabot's epic, sprawling private garden, Les Quatre Vents. More

Shortly before his passing at the age of 86, influential gardener and horticulturalist Frank Cabot recounted his personal quest for perfection at Les Quatre Vents, his twenty-acre English style garden and summer estate that was opened to a film crew for the first time ever 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 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.

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2018Rating: TBC88 minsCanadaEnglish and French with English subtitles
Documentary
Director:
Sébastien Chabot (feature debut)

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The Gardener | Reviews

75%8 reviews

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Variety

Variety

This documentary on renowned horticulturist Frank Cabot's stunning garden in Quebec is a beautiful bud that never quite blooms into a movie.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Overall "The Gardener" is flat and lacking in soul, a word that comes up many times in the movie.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

A soothing and transporting journey sure to inspire gardeners of all stripes to create their own slice of heaven.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

The gorgeous photography and soft-spoken commentary is all very soothing, but a little of it goes a long way.

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The Gardener | Release Details

The Gardener is now playing in 32 cinemas in New Zealand.