Did you know? Canada is home to one of North America’s most spectacular private gardens. We’ve written twice about Les Quatre Vents, near La Malbaie, Quebec (here and here) and at last I have an excuse to write about it again.
Because it, and its creator Francis Cabot, is now the subject of a feature documentary, The Gardener, playing May 18 to 31, 2017 at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema on Bloor. And we’ve been given eight (that’s 8!) pairs of tickets to give away for the Saturday, May 20th, 4 pm showing. Our winners can pick theirs up at the box office on the day of the show. Wondering if the film is as good as the garden? Read this review.
I’m a long-time Doc Soup subscriber with Hot Docs and I’m madly in love with this garden. So we were happy to play along. If you can be in Toronto on May 20, you can play along, too. Leave a comment and we’ll draw eight names, a week from today on the evening of May 17th, and contact you by email.
To put you in the mood, here’s a peek at one of the garden’s many features. Cursor over images to read captions. Then click any image for the larger slideshow.
Just discovered this gem of a garden via the HotDocs. Definitely on my go-see list. And I have discovered your site…happy camper 🙂
if its not obvious :-/ please include me in the contest drawer
Thanks! Got it the first time, Cass.
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So so Beautiful!!! Would love to enter to win tickets to see this amazing space
THNKA YOU for offering!!!
This looks fantastic. Thank you for the opportunity!
I would love to win tickets
Thank-you for the contest! Fingers crossed.
Let’s do this. Park People wants to go to the movies
Will be here May 20th…
Have wanted to see this garden for years. Just a little far to visit when my own garden needs my care and attention.
Documentary sounds lovely – please include me in the draw.
I had not heard of this garden before – I think I should be reading your older posts! – it’s definitely on my list to visit now. Unfortunately, we will be away that day, so don’t include my name in the draw – figures…there are so few giveaways for us Canadian gardeners!
I would love to see this documentary. Count me in please!
Another beautiful garden….would love to see the doc!
My wife and I had the privilege of touring this fabulous garden several years ago. We met Frank and he signed a copy of his book on the occasion of her birthday. It would bring warm reminiscences to see the film of Francis Cabot and his special garden.
I’ve been to La Malbaie but never seen this garden. I’d love to see the documentary.
Well my birthday is May 17 so tickets would be a lovely gift! Please include me in the draw!
I would love to see this documentary. Please include me in the draw!
I saw the trailer for the film & had no idea such a garden could be found in Canada. Please include me in the contest, I want to see this film.
Would love to see this documentary! Thank you for the opportunity
Beautiful gardens. A great place for peace and meditatipn please include me in the draw. Thanks
Just discovered your web-site. Love it! I too have a shady dry garden in Toronto. I have never heard of this garden, and would love to have tickets to see the film. Thanks
Consider me entered, this garden is truly magical a must see!
Please include me in your contest…the film looks absolutely beautiful!
Thanks for playing, everyone! We have drawn our eight winners from the comments above, and the lucky people are:
Mary Jean Lancefield
Congratulations to you all! Please check your inbox for a message from Helen.
Canada is truly a garden hub. I appreciate the beauty of garden shown in pictures.