The Gardener

9 Herschell Street, Napier

Spring into spring with this wonderful public programme event. Starting with a floor talk led by curator of the current MTG exhibition 'Nature Culture', Toni MacKinnon, followed by a screening of The Gardener. Drinks and nibbles included in price of ticket.

The Gardener: Shortly before his passing at the age of 86, influential gardener and horticulturalist Frank Cabot recounted 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.

“A soothing and transporting journey sure to inspire gardeners of all stripes to create their own slice of heaven” LA Times

“Frank Cabot's world-famous English-style spread of green and flowers might be the best thing you'll come across” Globe & Mail

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MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

9 Herschell Street, Napier

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