Explore how different artists’ illustrations from the past hundred years bring the story to life, embrace the healing power of gardens, and discover the true story of Burnett’s real ‘secret garden’ which inspired the book.
Enter our magical Secret Garden in this immersive exhibition suitable for all ages, with interactive games and trails for children to learn about the plants, animals, and stories found in The Secret Garden and to inspire young visitors to try their hand at gardening!
The Secret Garden (first published 1911) tells the story of Mary Lennox, an unhappy 10-year-old orphan sent to live with her widowed uncle at his sprawling and mysterious Yorkshire estate, Misselthwaite Manor. Here she discovers the key to a long-abandoned hidden walled garden, which she begins to tend. As Mary cares for the plants in the garden with the help of her sickly cousin Colin Craven, its restorative powers help her overcome her grief. The garden also heals Colin, who had previously been unable to walk.
The exhibition will run through the summer holidays accompanied by a programme of art, gardening, and cooking activities suitable for children and families.
*Kids under 18 go FREE*