The Secret Garden
Following the death of her parents, Mary is shipped off to an unfamiliar land – from hot and dry India to cold and rainy England. There, she is met by the kindhearted Martha, a housemaid tasked to look after Mary, who first begins to reach the untilled soil of Mary’s heart. Mary finds herself off alone exploring in a large estate with a vast garden. Martha’s mother, Mrs. Sowersby, in an inspired moment, purchases a jumping rope – to encourage the child to get healthy exercise in the fresh outdoors.
As spring arrives, Mary learns of a secret – locked garden that no one has entered in ten years. She knew somewhere there was the key and the only occupant was a sweet red-breasted Robin.
|statue created by Besse Potter Vonnoh 1936|