LOUDON - Francis Higginson Cabot of Loudon died peacefully after a long illness at his family summer home in La Malbaie, Quebec, Canada on Nov. 19, 2011, at the age of 86.
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Born in New York City in 1925 and educated at St. Bernard's and Groton Schools and Harvard College, he founded The Garden Conservancy in 1989, authored The Greater Perfection in 2001, and was considered one of the world's greatest gardeners, receiving many honors in the world of horticulture over the years and even the Order of Canada for his work in protecting the landscape and heritage of Charlevoix County in Quebec.
He is survived by his wife, Anne, of 62 years; his children Colin, Currie and Marianne and their spouses; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be private.
Contributions may be made to The Garden Conservancy, P.O. Box 219; or the Quatre Vents Foundation, P.O. Box 222, both in Cold Spring, N.Y., 10516; or to the
Published in The Concord Monitor on Nov. 21, 2011