THE GARDENER

By Sébastien CHABOT

FILMS REFLEKTOR - as PROD / FIN

Documentary - Completed 2016

The Gardener recounts the influential gardener Frank Cabot’s personal quest for perfection at Les Quatre Vents, his twenty-acre English style garden in the Charlevoix County in Quebec.


Festivals
& Awards

Planet in Focus 2016
Official selection
Festival de Cinéma de la ville de Québec 2016
Best Canadian Feature Film
Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois et francophone de Vancouver 2017
Openning film
Windsor International Film Festival 2017
Official selection
Cape Cod Int. Film Festival 2017
Official selection
Portland Eco Film Festival 2017
Official selection
Shuswap Film Festival 2017
Official selection
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Documentary, Biography, Environmental
    • Countries
    • CANADA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH-CANADA
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 84 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Sébastien CHABOT
    • Producer(s)
    • Julie DALBEC (Films Reflektor), Sébastien CHABOT (Films Reflektor), Michael SLACK (Films Reflektor)
    • Synopsis
    • The Gardener is a documentary reflecting on the meaning of gardening and its impacts 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 twenty-acre English style garden and summer estate that was opened to a film crew for the first time ever.

      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.