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Supporting Canuck Place Children’s Hospice

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Secret Garden Tea Company in Kerrisdale supports Canuck Place Children's Hospice

Need to stock up our Creamy Earl Grey? June is the perfect month to do so.

For the month of June, The Secret Garden is donating $1 from the sale of every 100g bag of Creamy Earl Grey to help children at Canuck Place Children’s Hospice!

Canuck Place Children’s Hospice helps children with terminal illnesses find joy in an extremely difficult time. Thank you for helping these children experience the joy of being a kid!

Click Here to Buy Creamy Earl Grey

tea & blooms

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Flowers and Tea Cookies - Thomas Hobbs and The Secret Garden Tea Company

If you’ve ever visited the Secret Garden, you may have noticed our exquisite flower arrangements prepared by our friends at Thomas Hobbs Florist.

To celebrate spring, you’ll receive a Secret Garden Flower Tea Cookie if you purchase a bouquet of flowers at Thomas Hobbs, only while supplies last!

 

 

Kids & Crafts!

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Recently The Secret Garden provided tea and cookies for a Craft Day at Gap Kids in Kerrisdale. Here are a few pics of the adorable budding artists enjoying their crafts & treats!

Kid friendly restaurant - The Secret Garden in Vancouver

If you’d like to introduced your young ones to the High Tea tradition, our Children’s High Tea gives them their own little tier of tea sandwiches and sweets, just like the grownups! You can even ask your server for crayons and our colouring page.

See our Children’s High Tea Menu

Valentine’s High Tea and other treats!

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Valentine's Day High Tea and Afternoon Tea at The Secret Garden in Vancouver

Our pastry chefs are busy crafting all sorts of treats for Valentine’s High Tea starting this Saturday. Whether you have a tea date with your best friend, celebrate with your sweetie, or enjoy a family get-together, we share a few ideas below to help make Valentine’s extra special this year!

Where to go for Valentine's Day in Vancouver - The Secret Garden Tea Company

Valentine’s High Tea

Luscious Strawberry Shortcake, Dark Chocolate Cherry Tartelette, a Mini Lemon Tart… these are just a few of the delicious treats in this exclusive High Tea event.

Valentine’s High Tea is only available for four days:
Saturday, February 11 – Tuesday, February 14.

Space is limited, so reserve your table today!

 

 

High Tea To Go from The Secret Garden in Vancouver

Tea at home

There’s no place like home! We also offer Valentine’s High Tea To Go, so you can enjoy High Tea in the comfort of your own home.

Order ahead of time and pick up your High Teas to surprise your loved one with a special tea party for two!

 

Valentine's Day Gifts at The Secret Garden in Vancouver - buy online

 

Tea & Cookies

Tea and cookies are the perfect combination. Visit our gift shop to pick up a tin of tea and some freshly baked tea cookies which are sure to delight!

Not sure what to buy? You can always give a gift certificate which is good for food as well as tea and gift store items.

Click here for store hours and directions

 

Treats To Go for Your Holiday Tea Parties

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Vancouver catering by The Secret Garden Tea Company - parties, showers, and corporate business events
Our Treats To Go are always popular for holiday gatherings. Below we share a few tips for making your party planning easy:

Vancouver catering tips by The Secret Garden Tea Company - parties, showers, and corporate business events

For lighter fare such as a cocktail party, we suggest planning 3 savouries and 3 sweets per person, and perhaps a Petit Scone as well.

For heavier fare such as a lunchtime event, we recommend 6-7 savouries, a Petit Scone, and 3-4 sweets per person. For a full meal our Holiday High Tea To Go offers everything in our regular Holiday High Tea menu.

Vancouver catering tips by The Secret Garden Tea Company - parties, showers, and corporate business events

We offer a wide range of meat, seafood, and vegetarian savouries and tea sandwiches. Our Egg Salad Pinwheels are a popular feature in our High Tea service, and complement other meat savouries.

And for events with children, our Cucumber and Cream Cheese Sandwiches and Peanut Butter and Banana Pinwheels are always a hit!

Vancouver catering tips by The Secret Garden Tea Company - parties, showers, and corporate business events

We recommend our most popular sweet, the classic Mini Lemon Tart. We also usually include a chocolate sweet in our High Tea service. After all, who doesn’t love chocolate?

Some of our chocolate treats include the decadent Raspberry Brownies, our playful Chocolate Surprise Cookies, and our short-term December offering Double Chocolate Chestnut and Hazelnut Tortes.
Vancouver catering tips by The Secret Garden Tea Company - parties, showers, and corporate business events

No party is complete without tea! Creamy Earl Grey is our most popular tea, infused with citrusy bergamot and sweet vanilla. For a caffeine-free option, try our Creamy Caramel Rooibos. And kids love our tangy pink Blue Angel Hibiscus.

We also rent teapots, teacups, and three-tiered trays to complete your tea experience.

Vancouver catering tips by The Secret Garden Tea Company - parties, showers, and corporate business events

Once all the preparations are done, the tea is steeping, music is playing in the background, and and the treats are beautifully displayed… the last step is to be sure and enjoy the celebration.

All the preparations in the world can’t replace your presence as the party’s host. Dispense lots of hugs, spread smiles, and enjoy this special time with friends and loved ones!

Learn More and Browse our Treats To Go

 

 

A walk down memory lane…

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History of The Secret Garden Tea Company in Vancouver, BC

If you haven’t heard the news, we’re moving this summer!

While packing for the move we came across an old photo album from The Secret Garden’s early days. Above, from left to right:

  • The original location in the process of being renovated
  • The Secret Garden sign going up
  • Andrea Wadman, original founder, with the very first High Tea
  • Kathy holding the Secret Garden’s incorporation papers

We’ve been an institution in Kerrisdale since we opened our doors in 1995. Twenty-one years have simply flown by!

Stay updated and follow our journey:

 

Mother’s Day Tea

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“Tea to the English is really a picnic indoors.”  Alice Walker

High Tea for Mother's Day - mother-daughter date at The Secret Garden Tea Company in Vancouver
Pick up some High Teas To Go for Mother’s Day and surprise your mom with a special array of sweets and savouries…and tea of course! We even have a Children’s High Tea To Go, so you can celebrate with your own little ones.

Here are a few tips to create a special tea experience:

1. Have a picnic

Weather permitting, pick up your High Teas To Go then swing by Queen Elizabeth Park or VanDusen Botanical Gardens just a few minutes away. Enjoy your treats in a gorgeous natural setting, then enjoy a beautiful walk through the gardens.

2. Hold a tea party at home

Break out your fine China and celebrate Mother’s Day with a special tea party at home. We also rent teaware to complete the Secret Garden experience!

3. Take a rain cheque

If your mother doesn’t live in town, give her a High Tea For Two gift certificate so you can enjoy tea together next time she visits!

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