$15 General Admission, $12 Member, $7 child age 14 or younger
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Join Tim Boland of Polly Hill Arboretum and the MV Film Society in presenting this amazing film about one of the greatest gardens in the world.
The Gardener is a documentary film which reflects 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 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.
“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.”–Brad Wheeler, Globe and Mail
“Even those with no horticultural ability whatsoever — okay, I’m talking about myself — can enjoy The Gardener.”–Norman Wilner, NOW Toronto