When spoiled rich girl, Mary Lennox, is orphaned, she is shipped from India to live in her uncle’s enormous manor in faraway England. The lonely girl is forbidden to play in most of the imposing house – struggling to adjust to her new surroundings, she goes out into the grounds every day. Before long, Mary finds a key to a secret garden that has been left untouched for ten years, and a whole new world of enchantment opens up to her. For the first time she learns to make friends – with the talented animal-charmer, Dickon, and her sickly cousin, Colin, who has been hidden away behind closed doors – and between them, the three children truly flourish as the garden reveals its haunting secrets.
First published in 1911, Frances Hodgson Burnett’s story is one of the best-loved children’s books of the early twentieth century. This beautiful new edition brings together the complete and unabridged text with over seventy evocative illustrations and botanical studies by the award-winning artist Robert Ingpen.