Amidst a serene garden filled with vibrant colors and tantalizing fragrances, The Gardener documentary blooms like a delicate flower, telling the story of Frank Cabot, a passionate horticulturist and visionary who dedicated his life to creating a botanical oasis in the heart of Quebec, Canada (in Zone 4!).
As the film unfolds, we are whisked away on a journey through time, witnessing the garden’s evolution from a simple idea into a thriving paradise. Through interviews with Cabot’s family, friends, and fellow garden enthusiasts, we gain insight into the man behind the masterpiece, discovering his unrelenting devotion to his craft and his unwavering commitment to sharing the beauty of nature with others.
Visionaries like Frank Cabot are inspiration to the founder of Outdoor Craftsmen, Scott Deemer, and to our entire staff. We too strive to take a vision for a landscape from idea to thriving paradise and to share the beauty of nature with our clients and those who visit their landscapes and gardens.
In stunning detail, The Gardener captures the essence of Cabot’s spirit, revealing how his tireless efforts and unwavering passion transformed a once-barren landscape into a breathtaking work of art. With every petal and leaf, we are reminded of the beauty and power of nature, and the unbreakable connection between man and the earth.
Wander through the winding paths of this garden paradise, bask in the warm glow of the sun, and let The Gardener transport you to a world of wonder and awe, where nature reigns supreme and the beauty of the earth knows no bounds.
Who was Frank Cabot?
Frank Cabot (1925-2011) was an American horticulturist, garden designer, and philanthropist who made significant contributions to the field of gardening and garden preservation.
Cabot was born into a wealthy family in Boston and grew up in New York City. He attended Harvard University, where he studied history, and later worked in the family business, the investment bank Cabot, Cabot, and Forbes.
In the 1960s, Cabot developed a passion for gardening and began designing and planting his own garden at his home in Massachusetts. He soon became involved with the Garden Conservancy, an organization dedicated to preserving exceptional American gardens. In 1989, Cabot founded the Garden Conservancy’s Open Days Program, which allows the public to visit private gardens across the country.
Cabot also created his own renowned garden at his estate in Quebec, Canada, which he called Les Quatre Vents. The garden is known for its innovative design and extensive collection of rare and unusual plants. Cabot worked on the garden for over 40 years, and it is now open to the public.
The movie is currently available on Amazon Prime.