To mark the launch of the new film, we've teamed up with the film's producers to create a reader's guide to help you explore the themes of the film and book with your library or your family.
The Secret Garden, a Sky Original, in cinemas and on Sky Cinema October 23, tells the story of Mary Lennox (Dixie Egerickx), a 10-year-old girl sent to live with her uncle Archibald Craven (Colin Firth), under the watchful eye of Mrs. Medlock (Julie Walters) with only the household maid, Martha (Isis Davis) for company. The film is set in 1940s England at Misselthwaite Manor, a remote country estate deep in the Yorkshire moors.
The Secret Garden by Manchester-born novelist Frances Hodgson Burnett was first published as a magazine serial, and then in book form in 1911. It’s now widely regarded as a classic of English children's literature, but it was originally marketed at adult readers and its enduring popularity owes much to its cross-generational appeal.
Watch with your family and friends and use this readers' guide to further explore the magic and unlock your imagination. Visit www.sky.com/watch/the-secret-garden to find out more.
At a time when we need connection, imagination and the beauty of nature more than ever, The Secret Garden invites families to escape together into an enchanted world.
The Secret Garden film guide
This reader's guide will help you to further explore the magic of the new film and unlock your imagination.
Secret Garden: Characters' featurette
A short film looking at the main characters in the new film The Secret Garden, a Sky Original, in cinemas and on Sky Cinema October 23.
Secret Garden: Introducing Fozzie
A short film introducing Fozzie the dog in the new film The Secret Garden, a Sky Original, in cinemas and on Sky Cinema October 23.
Secret Garden: From concept to reality
A short feature looking at the development of the new film The Secret Garden, a Sky Original, in cinemas and on Sky Cinema October 23.