The Four Winds Gardener
Today is the birthday of horticulturalist Frank Cabot who was born on this day in 1925.
It’s hard to believe that we lost Frank just eight years ago. He was a tremendous gardener, and we owe him a debt of gratitude for his work in founding the nonprofit The Garden Conservancy.
Cabot lived until the age of 86, and he spent his life perfecting his 20-acre English-style garden and estate.
His masterpiece garden is known as Les Quatre Vents or the Four Winds, and it’s been in his family for over 100 years.
There's a beautiful video of an interview that Martha Stewart did with Frank. He tells about the moon bridge being a copy of a moon bridge from Seven Star Park in China.
"I'm a great believer in plagiarizing. I think all gardeners are. There's no reason why one shouldn't plagiarize. Why not take someone else's good idea and adapted to one's site. This garden really represents that; it's just Ideas that were gleaned from other sources."