Visual audiobook. Young Mary Lennox is sent to Misselthwaite Manor in Yorkshire England after her parents die of cholera. When she arrives, she meets her sickly cousin Colin, who is every bit as petulant as she once was. Mary and Colin are closed up in a gloomy old manor on the Yorkshire moors, until a secret garden captures their imaginations. As spring brings new life, Mary and Colin's sour natures begin to change. Playing and working every day in the secret garden improves their nature and health, as the 'magic' of the garden transforms them into normal, healthy children. This programme allows the viewer to read along with the narrator as the text appears on the screen accompanied by illustrations.