ScreenspirationTM: The Secret Garden

With April currently doing its best to shower the landscape, we can only look towards May and beyond for some beautiful, colorful days.  Thinking about flowers and the majesty of nature led to thinking about an old time favorite movie, The Secret Garden.  Based on the beloved English novel, The Secret Garden the movie brought to life the a little orphan girl sent to live with her dark and mysterious uncle.  While mourning the loss of her parents, Mary makes many discoveries, finding a sickly cousin she never knew existed and a banned garden.

The movie was shot at Allerton Park in Knaresborough Yorkshire.  The perfect stage for a romantic tale.

 Mary is a thorny little English Rose who isn’t afraid to stand up to adults who stand in the way of her wishes.

 Mary and her cousin Colin’s mothers were twins.  When Colin’s mother fell off the swing in her treasured garden she went into early labor and died.  Colin’s father shut the garden off and had his “sickly” son restricted to his room.

 The young houseboy, Dickon, showed Mary that the garden was alive and helped her replant.


Not everyone has sprawling acreage to plant in, but everyone can create a charming English garden with the right accessories (green thumb not required) that we sell at our retail site, The Well Appointed House.
This Faux Bois Arbor Bench is a pastoral inspired piece that would fit into any “secret garden.” This steel bench is covered in concrete to recreate a made-from-trees feel.
This Beaujon Loveseat is a little more delicate, but is made in the same manner as above.
For a little more of a traditional look, this Provincial Garden Bench is the end all.  Available in eleven different colors, this bench has beautiful curved legs, a quatrefoil pattern throughout.  Its a little bit rustic, all the way classic and perfect for an English Garden. 
This garden trellis is etherial in nature and all American in craftsmanship.
Every well appointed garden needs a fountain and this Taj garden tank and optional fountain would be perfect for Mary’s secret garden.  Mary lived in India before coming back home to England so the subtle hint of Middle Eastern styling paired with its rustic composition is perfect.
The children spent a lot of time playing in the garden.  It is even where Colin took his his first steps! This picnic basket would’ve been the perfect accompaniment.
It was a little Robin that originally led Mary to the garden’s door, so it would be appropriate to award the little guy with a home fit for a bird of his intellect.  This Aviary Tall Birdhouse is simply perfect for this type of outdoor space.  It adds height and fits in with a traditional theme.  Be sure to peruse our entire Patio and Garden section for further keys to unlock your own personal secret garden.
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3 comments

  1. Studio Tia

    I just watched this movie for the first time with my little girls last night! I’m desperately in love with English gardens, and these faux bois pieces are PERFECT!

  2. Less is More

    Hi good day ! nice post you have . It’s very nice , I have plan to setting up my garden can you give me an idea or steps on how to make it beautiful. i have heard some garden accessories such as garden spinner , wind chimes , wind spinners and many more . I want to try this things in my garden but i don’t know how to get the right accessories . I hope you can help me . thank you .

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