Tonight, we’ll read the next part to The Secret Garden, a novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett first published in 1911. Set in England, it is now one of Burnett's most popular novels and seen as a classic of English children's literature.
If you’d like to start from the beginning, the first episode aired March 9th, 2020. The most recent episode, part 3, aired September 16th, 2020.
In the last episode, Martha the maid encourages Mary to explore the grounds and gardens of Misselthwaite Manor. Martha also lets Mary know there is a locked, walled garden that had belonged to Mr. Craven’s deceased wife. Mary finds a wall so covered in ivy that it doesn't seem to have a door at all. As she is searching, she meets the crusty old gardener Ben Weatherstaff, and his friend, a sweet little songbird of the Robin variety.