The Gardener

Genre:  Documentary
Running Time:  88 min.
Release Date: March 17, 2017 (limited)

Current rating: Rating: 5.00
based on 8 votes and 3 reviews
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Cast: Francis Cabot, Anne Cabot, Adrienne Clarkson, Colin Cabot, Raynald Bergeron


As death approached, U.S. financier and self-taught horticulturist Frank Cabot revisited the creation of his private garden, known as "Les Quatre Vents." Located in Charlevoix, on the top of Mount Murray, this English-style garden of more than eight hectares is recognized throughout the world as one of the masterpieces of modern horticulture. Cabot maintained it himself for more than 50 years on the family estate on the St. Lawrence River.

His memories and reflections, as well as those of of his family and specialists, help take a look at Cabot’s artistic approach and personal philosophy.

Director: Sébastien Chabot
Studio: Les Films d'Aujourd'hui
Producer(s): Sébastien Chabot
Screenplay: Sébastien Chabot

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  • 5 stars "The Gardener is an extraordinary documentary. The photography is technically astounding and finds the emotional connection in every scene. The story is simple and narrated with class by the elderly gardener himself with interesting perspectives offered by a few articulate voices from "the outside." No matter what expectations one brings to the movie, one is left at the end with a sense of the ecstatic lift of beauty sometimes radiating peace and purity, other times entering with a jolt of surprise. Give yourself a treat and see this show more than once."
  • 5 stars "Breathtaking! A rare treat for the good of your soul!"
  • 5 stars "Do yourself a favour and go see this film. Totally engrossing for a documentary. The cinematography is mesmerizing. What a treat to hear how the garden progressed through the years from the horse`s mouth, so to speak. Interviews with Frank Cabot contributed greatly to the enjoyment of this film."
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