Forgot your password?  

The Secret Garden Summary
Frances Hodgson Burnett

Everything you need to understand or teach The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett.

  • The Secret Garden Summary & Study Guide
  • 1 eBook
  • 1 Student Essay
  • ...and more
  • 30 The Secret Garden Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
  • Pre-Made Tests and Quizzes
  • ...and more

The Secret Garden Summary

Plot Summary

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett is a story of rebirth as a result of the power of love. It opens with Mary Lennox, a 10-year-old girl who lives in India with her English parents. She is terribly neglected by them, causing her to be sickly, unpleasant, and demanding. When her parents die in a cholera epidemic, Mary is sent to live with her uncle, Archibald Craven, in Yorkshire, England. Mr. Craven lives in a huge manor house with nearly 100 rooms, most of which are unused since the death of his wife 10 years earlier, an event that has left him bereft. When she arrives at the Misselthwaite estate, the servants let her know that her uncle will pay no attention to her and that she is expected to get by on her own.

Soon after her arrival, Mary learns about a secret garden on the estate that...

(read more from the Study Guide)

Study Pack

The The Secret Garden Study Pack contains about 291 pages of study material in 6 products, including:

The Secret Garden Study Guide

Lesson Plan

All teaching products sold separately.

The Secret Garden Lesson Plans contain 153 pages of teaching material, including:

Follow Us on Facebook