Mary Lennox is a prickly and unloved ten-year-old girl, born in India to wealthy British parents. When they suddenly die, she is sent back to England to live with her uncle. There, she begins to uncover many family secrets, particularly after meeting her sickly cousin Colin, who has been shut away in a wing of the house. Together, these two damaged, slightly misfit children heal each other through their discovery of a wondrous secret garden.
When Sarah starts a job in a nursing home, to her surprise she is really good at it. She's a natural with the residents, and begins to form a special bond with Tony, a younger resident who has early onset dementia. The home is chronically underfunded and when the Covid pandemic hits, it suffers from understaffing, sickness and heart-breaking losses.