The McLoughlin Gardens Society will present a screening of “The Gardener” on Thursday, April 4th at 7 p.m. in the Stan Hagen Theatre, NIC Courtenay campus.
The Gardener is a film that reflects upon the meaning of gardening and its impact on our lives. Shortly before his passing at the age of 86, influential gardener and plantsman 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.
One hour, 24 minutes; directed by Sébastien Chabot
Tickets are $15 and available at:
- Laughing Oyster Bookshop – 286 5th St, Courtenay
- Blue Heron Books – 1775 Comox Ave, Comox
- Tarbell’s Deli – 2705 Dunsmuir Ave, Cumberland