“Where you tend a rose my lad, a thistle cannot grow.”
Why did I always avoid this book and film growing up!? This was such a beautiful and heart-warming story.
We follow two children who have been neglected and raised through privilege – always getting their way despite being horrible and bratty, and not doing anything to help themselves. We watch them blossom as they tend a garden that had been locked away for a decade after the mistress of the house tragically died. Watching them enjoy nature and just be children has me longing for my childhood days of running around outside, and trying to tend my own garden – I loved watching Gardeners World and then running outside to try and make something beautiful. I was very bad at it, and still am to this day, but I loved it so very much.
This is definitely a book I will reread time and time again.
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