Almost everyone at Mary's house has died from Chlorea. Even her parents. But she does not care since she hardly knew them. Her Ayah also died.
Since Mary has nobody to live with, she is sent to live with her uncle, Mr. Crawford. She has never met him and is not sure she ever will. Martha is her servant, who is very nice. Mary does not treat her like she should though when she first met her. Mary is very Stubborn. The place she was living at was MisselThwaite Manor.
Mary was looking around outside, and finds a key to a secret garden! She can not find the door, knowing it has been locked for ten years ever since Mr. Crawford's wife died in the garden.
Mary finds the door, and enters the secret garden!!! She is the only person that has been in it for ten years. She does not like that a lot of the plants are in a bad condition though. Luckily, she helped clean it up.
Robin that is friends with Mary and Ben Weatherstaff, a farmer she met at the manor.
Mary then meets Dickon, Martha's younger brother. The two become friends. She even tells him about the secret garden!
Mary has heard crying somewhere in the manor in the past. She finally enters the room where the sound is coming from and discovers Colin, Mr. Crawford's son. She also tells him about the garden.