To celebrate the landscape’s springtime transformation from barren to verdant during May, Camden Public Library’s Friday Film Club plans to watch and discuss “The Gardener.” The documentary, directed by Sebastien Chabot, is about Frank Cabot’s Les Quatre Vents, a private garden in the Charlevoix region near Quebec City.
The discussion about the film will be held via Zoom at 4 p.m. Friday, May 21, and participants are asked to view the documentary prior to the meeting.
The story of Les Quatre Vents unfolds through the words of Cabot and his family, and with the participation of gardening experts and writers. The film looks back at Cabot’s 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, according to a news release from the library.
Participants in the 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.
To obtain details about how to watch the documentary and to receive a link to attend the meeting, email [email protected]. For more information, visit librarycamden.org.