After the death of his beloved wife, David Corstophine's only solace is working in the gardens of his parents' Scottish country home. Forced to travel to New York on business, David suddenly feels freed from his past. Taking a job as a gardener on a Long Island estate, David soon befriends Benjy, the lonely son on the estate. "By caring for another family, David becomes able to care for his own again."--Jacket.