‘the artistic philosophy that gave birth to one of the greatest gardens in the world’

Library Film Club to watch ‘The Gardener’

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To celebrate the landscape’s glorious springtime transformation from barren to verdant during the month of May, the Camden Public Library’s Friday Film Club will be watching and discussing The Gardener (2016, 1 hr 28 min, TV-G).

The film is a documentary directed by Sebastien Chabot about Frank Cabot’s Les Quatre Vents, a magnificent private garden in the Charlevoix region near Quebec City.

The discussion about the film will be held on Friday, May 21, at 4 p.m., via Zoom, and participants are asked to view the documentary prior to the meeting. Email jpierce@librarycamden.org to obtain details about how to watch the documentary and to receive a link to attend the meeting.

The story of Les Quatre Vents unfolds through the words of Frank Cabot and his family, and with the participation of gardening experts and writers. The film looks back at the late Frank Cabot’s remarkable personal story and the artistic philosophy that gave birth to one of the greatest gardens in the world.

“This is a soothing and transporting journey sure to inspire gardeners of all stripes to create their own slice of heaven,” says film critic Gary Goldstein, of the Los Angeles Times.

Participants in the May 21 online discussion are also encouraged to share photos and experiences of gardens they have visited and found impressive.

This will be the last meeting of the Friday Film Club this season. The group intends to resume their meetings again on third Fridays in September.

For more information, visit librarycamden.org.

Event Date: 

Fri, 05/21/2021 - 4:00pm

Event Location: 

Zoom