Mary is led into the house with her belongings where she is told the owner (her uncle) does not want to be bothered. She has to learn to do things on her own, because her new care keeper does not do them for her.
As Mary gets bored with what to do, she discovers that roaming through the garden area is enjoyable! Mary is becoming happier and healthier.The new choices Mary is making is getting her excellent consequences.
One day Mary Lennox comes across a key with the help of the bird she befriended. Not long after she finds the door that the key belongs to! This is the secret garden, and Mary is gonna keep it all to herself!
On rainy days when Mary cannot visit her garden she explores the mansion her uncle owns. She finds unique things in those rooms, but her choices have consequences.Such as getting caught by the maid.
One night Mary hears a distant crying, and since she is more familiar with the mansion she explores the sound and finds out that she has a cousin who is very sick and angry most often.
As Mary develops more relationships with her friends she introduces them to the secret garden, helps her cousin get rid of his sickness, and learns that her choices have consequences.