After the sudden death of her parents in India, Mary Lennox is sent 'home' to England, and the Yorkshire estate of a distant relative. Sad and lonely, her only interest lies in a secret garden, abandoned after a tragic accident.
When Mole and Rat visit Badger in the Wild Wood, they tell Badger about Toad's problem with buying and smashing up cars. After Badger decides the friends must lock Toad in his room, an adventure begins for Toad that should change his ways for sure.
An old man seeking renewal, a young girl connecting to a father she never knew, a pregnant teenager dreading motherhood, are just a few of the 13 voices that tell one story of the flowering of a vacant city lot into a neighborhood garden. Old, young, Haitian, Korean, Hispanic, tough, haunted, and hopeful.