Molly's perfect life comes crashing down following the unexpected death of her husband David. She is left alone with a big, old house to maintain, finances in disarray and her hopes for happiness in a heap. But Molly is a survivor.
Despite objections from her two daughters, Molly fears that the only solution will be to sell their beloved home. But as she finds herself drawn into the neglected and overgrown walled rose garden and the dilapidated gardener's cottage attached, she suddenly sees a future - and decides to restore them.