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THE GARDENER @ Flyover Film Festival

  • Speed Cinema 2035 South 3rd Street Louisville, KY, 40208 United States (map)

The Gardener, Monday, July 23rd at 6:00pm and 8:00pm at the Speed Cinema.  Q&A with special guests to follow each screening.

TICKETS: $9 General Admission, $7 LFS and Speed members. 

This documentary directed by Sébastien Chabot reflects on the meaning of gardening and its impacts on our lives. Shortly before his passing at the age of 86, influential gardener and horticulturist 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.

Frank Cabot’s daughter Marianne Cabot Welch and her husband Jim Welch of Prospect, Kentucky now spend many months in Canada managing Les Quatre Vents.

Yew Dell Gardens in Goshen is one of the Garden Conservancy 14 preservation gardens founded by Frank Cabot in 1989 to help preserve and restore America’s most treasured gardens.

78 minutes

Co-presented with Speed Cinema