image for Play item typeOpen-Air Theatre: The Secret Garden at Talkin Tarn Country Park

Play, Thu 29 Jun 2017

The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden


Carlisle Tourist Information Centre

01228 598596


Tarn Road,


Presented by Heartbreak Productions – The Secret Garden by Frances Hodges Burnett, adapted by David Kerby-Kendal.

The Misselwaithe Horticultural Society welcomes you to its 10th Anniversary Show. The founders of the society, Mary, Dickon, and Colin, are reuniting to celebrate their many years of friendship and to rediscover the magic they experienced along the way.

It all begins one midsummer on the Yorkshire Moors. Mary Lennox, after being orphaned in India, is sent to live on her uncle’s estate. A rather sour and unhappy little girl, she struggles to find her feet in a strange new place. Her stubborn curiosity leads her down a garden path to a locked door, overgrown and forgotten. Behind the door, this secret garden holds the restorative magic that will bring hope, kindness, and friendship that crosses social divides.

So bring your picnics and your comfy seats and experience Heartbreak Productions’ retelling of this classic children’s tale, suitable for the entire family.

Running Time: 2 hours including a 20 minute interval.

Recommended age: 6+

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toilets

Only guide dogs in the tearoom.

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 29 Jun 2017 19:00


Adult £10
Concessions £8
Family (2 adults, 2 children) £25
Child £5

Tickets are available from the Talkin Tarn Tearoom (01697 741050).



See location of Talkin Tarn Country Park on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: NY 549585  Lat: 54.91932 Long: -2.70387

Follow direction signs from A69, taking you onto B6413, Castle Carrock Road. Entrance to Tarn is clearly indicated on the roadside.

Parking: with charge


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets

Only guide dogs in the tearoom.