Present day: Emma Lovett has just been given the opportunity to restore the gardens of the famed Highbury House estate, designed in 1907. When doing so Emma uncovers secrets that have long lain hidden.
1907: Venetia Smith has carved out a niche for herself as a garden designer to industrialists, solicitors, and bankers. When she's hired to design the gardens of Highbury House, the gardens - and the people she meets - promise to change her life forever.
1944: When Highbury House is transformed into a convalescent hospital for wounded soldiers, three very different women are drawn together by a secret that will last for decades.