The Garden Gate takes place in a garden that was created and is cared for by the Master Gardener. Little Turtle is afraid, and he feels alone. One day, he enters the beautiful garden, where his eyes are opened to hope-the hope of making friends and finding peace. He enjoys making new friends and having many exciting experiences in the garden, but best of all he is happy in this lovely place. He comes to understand that the Master Gardener is behind all the beauty and wonder of this new world. Little Turtle is kept safe and loved by the Master Gardener, but he is also encouraged to find his own way in the world.
The Garden Gate offers a place of rest, where defenses can be set aside and trust that God has a plan for each life is well understood. As the story progresses, the little turtle discovers abundant life and realizes that he is not alone; God is always there to love and support him. Just like Little Turtle, children occasionally struggle to understand God. While it is impossible to understand why bad things occur in the lives of good people, it is important remember that God loves each of us, He is always with us, and He provides a stable foundation for building a life of faith.