The Secret Garden in the yard at the Elora Centre for the Arts

ELORA – The Secret Garden is a children’s novel by British author Frances Hodgson Burnett, first published in 1910 as a magazine serial and a year later as a novel, focuses on a headstrong, self centred  young girl sent to live with her uncle in England after losing her parents to cholera in India. 

She meets her sickly cousin, Colin, and clashes with the boy, but they eventually bond after discovering a secret garden in the manor, locked behind a gate. 

Together with Dickon, a local boy, they transform the neglected garden and become close friends, transforming each other in the process. The Secret Garden features a talented cast ranging in age from 12 to 92.

Directed by Deb Stanson and Nancy Baker, technical director David Tanner, stage manager Eileen McLaughlin and artwork by Peter Skoggard and Laura Faber. 

Please bring your own chair or blanket to the performance.

Show Dates and Times (all shows in the yard at the Elora Centre for the Arts):

June 30 – 8pm;

July 1 – 8pm;

July 2 – 2pm & 8pm; and

July 3 – 2pm. 

Tickets will also be available for purchase at the gate on the day of the show (cash only).

Refund / rain policy: tickets can be exchanged for another performance of the outdoor series and/or ECT’s upcoming theatre series at the Fergus Grand Theatre. No cash refunds. For questions about the production, contact Deb Stanson: