Based on the 1911 novel of the same name by Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden tells the tale of a troubled 10-year-old girl, Mary Lennox. Suddenly orphaned when her wealthy British parents die of cholera, she is sent to live with her uncle, Archibald Craven (expertly played by Colin Firth), and his housekeeper, Mrs. Medlock (a delightful Julie Walters), on a remote country estate in Yorkshire. Initially prickly and hot tempered, Mary slowly softens as she begins to explore the grounds of her uncle’s estate. It’s not long before she hears of a locked-away, hidden garden….
A timely reminder of the sanctity of nature and its power to heal and unlock emotion, Marc Munden’s lively adaptation offers a magical escape into the captivating storytelling of childhood. Featuring beautiful landscapes, vivid flora and fauna and a star cast, The Secret Garden is alive with wild imagination and adventure – the perfect escape.