The Secret Garden is excited to host a special after-hours evening event on October 18th!
Featuring special guest speaker Shona McGlashan, Chief Governance Office at Mountain Equipment Coop (MEC), this event will celebrate motherhood and raise awareness for the local nonprofit Pacific Post Partum Support Society.
Tea & The Truth:
Real Mothers Sharing Real Stories
Thursday, October 18th
7-9pm at the Secret Garden
$85 per person
100% of ticket sales and funds raised by this event will be donated to the Pacific Post Partum Support Society.
During this special event, you’ll hear real stories about motherhood from MEC executive Shona McGlashan, and Kathy and Erin Wyder, co-owners of The Secret Garden.
You’ll be treated to a wide array Secret Garden treats including savouries, desserts, tea, and sparkling wine. And you’ll also receive a gift bag with more Secret Garden goodies to take home. Come, connect with others, and celebrate the fact that we’re in this together!
Last year, we were honoured to be voted “Best Teahouse” in the Georgia StraightBest of Vancouver Awards.
Voting is now open for the 2018 Reader’s Choice awards, and we would sincerely appreciate your help maintaining our title this year.
Click here to vote for us by 7/25/18!
The Secret Garden regularly features works by local artists. This month we will be showcasing art by Stephanie Friesen. Originally from Kelowna, Stephanie is married with 3 sons and 5 grandchildren.
In the mid 60’s Stephanie danced professionally for the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Co., and she is a self taught painter and photographer. She works in watercolour, acrylic, oils and photography. Visit the Secret Garden this month to see more of Stephanie’s artwork.
Kids love tea! Perhaps you have your own memories of playing tea party as a child, or having tea with your parents or grandparents.
Recently The Secret Garden hosted a Teddy Bear picnic in the park for some of our youngest customers. They loved “playing grownup” with the fancy teacups and teapots, complete with our bright pink Blue Angel herbal tea.
You can host your own Teddy Bear Tea Party with our Children’s High Tea To Go (teaware rented separately). Or bring your little ones in enjoy our Children’s High Tea here at the Garden!
Teatime is a great way to create treasured memories with your kids. Here are a few photos from the Teddy Bear picnic:
Are you celebrating a graduation this year? In honour of our young tea fans, we’re hosting a FREE High Tea Graduation Party for one lucky student and 9 of their closest friends!
Any student elementary through high school can participate in this contest — or for young ones, parents can participate on behalf of their child. To enter the drawing:
- Share a story of how tea helped you through school.
- Post your story on Facebook or Instagram, with the hashtag #teagrads.
Submit your story by Thursday, June 14th to enter the contest! We’ll draw the lucky winner on the 15th, and the High Tea party for 10 will be hosted on June 21st at 4:30pm. We look forward to hearing from you!
Enter the drawing on Facebook
Enter the drawing on Instagram
The Secret Garden is a proud supporter of the Pacific Post Partum Support Society – an organization which been supporting mothers and their families experiencing postpartum/perinatal distress, depression and anxiety for over 45 years.
Recently Kathy and Erin attended their Angel Donor’s Dinner. Below, Erin is pictured with Sheila Duffy, president of Pacific Post Partum Support Society.
Learn more about this inspiring organization at postpartum.org.
The #RoyalWedding is coming up soon, and we’re excited to celebrate with some special promotions in-store and online!
Free Tea Samples In-Store
We’ll be giving out free samples of our Buckingham Palace Black Tea! Stop by our shop on Saturday, May 19th, to receive a free sample of this popular blend of citrusy Earl Grey, smooth green tea and fragrant jasmine blossoms. Steep a pot of tea in honour of the newlyweds, and enjoy a tea that’s fit for a king (or queen!).
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Buckingham Palace Tea Sale
We’re also offering our Buckingham Palace Black Tea 15% off for the month of May, both in-store and online. For online orders, use discount code ROYAL to redeem your discount.
Buy Buckingham Palace Tea
Every few months we feature new artwork at the Garden. This month we’re showcasing works by local artist Elisabeth Sommerville, who specializes in stone lithography.
Elisabeth’s gorgeous lithographs reflect the natural beauty of Vancouver. Visit the Secret Garden this spring to see more of her work, or find out more on her website elisabethsommerville.com.
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The Secret Garden is hosting an event as part of a local speaker series on The How-To’s of Being Happy: what is it, how we live it, how to maintain it, and how to pass it on!
When: 7:15pm Wednesday, February 21
Where: The Secret Garden Tea Company
Price: Pay by donation at the door (proceeds go to the Kindness Patrol)
Speakers Dr. Lisa Ferrari and Dr. Carla Fry are Clinical Psychologists, the co-authors of the book Gratitude and Kindness, and co-directors of the Vancouver Psychology Centre.
Join us in a discussion on what exactly brings about happiness and how we can find more of it in our daily lives. The two Dr F’s, as they are affectionately known, will be sharing their expert advice and tips using happiness-boosting and Positive Psychology principles to help us all to maximize happiness and resilience!
How to RSVP:
Email: [email protected]
Everyone knows about Valentine’s Day, but have you heard of Galentine’s Day? It’s an unofficial holiday on February 13th, when women spend the day with their best girlfriends.
We love this idea! The Secret Garden is all about creating a place for loved ones to gather. This week, we’re sharing a few ways you can celebrate Galentine’s Day this year with your besties.
High Tea is the perfect way to enjoy a day out with the girls. And it just so happens that we have a brand new February High Tea Menu for you:
February High Tea Menu
Secret Garden Egg Pinwheels
Cheddar Onion Roast Beef on Housemade Buttermilk Biscuits
Shrimp Reuben Mini Croissants
Petit Fruit Scone with Raspberry Jam and Devonshire Cream
Tea Cake Slices
Tangy Mini Lemon Tart
Flourless Chocolate Walnut-Date Cake with Orange Ganache
Traditional Quebec Sugar Pie with Créme Chantilly
Pot of Tea
High Tea is also a special way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Seatings are 3x daily at 12 noon, 2:15pm, and 4:30pm. Call (604) 261-3070 or fill out our Online Reservation Form to reserve your table.
If you visit for brunch or High Tea, make your day extra sparkly by adding some sparkling wine! Our full drink menu includes a sparkling rosé, classic red and white wine, and fruity mimosas.
View the Drink Menu Here
If your best friends don’t live nearby, you can still share tea with them. We ship our fresh, delicious teas all around the world.
Send them their favourite tea, and make a date to connect by Skype or FaceTime to have a “virtual tea date” on Galentine’s Day!
Send somebody tea!