Summer Picnic and Throwback to the Squamish Gondola

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You might have heard about the Squamish Gondola being closed because the line was severed by vandals. Our heart goes out to those in Squamish and the many employees who lost their jobs!

The photo above is a throwback to when we took our High Tea To Go up the Squamish gondola to enjoy tea with a view. You can still enjoy a fun day out with family and friends with our Treats by the Dozen and High Tea To Go.

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Gluten Free High Tea and Afternoon Tea in Vancouver!

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Gluten Free High Tea and Afternoon Tea in Vancouver

The Secret Garden is happy to offer a completely Gluten Free High Tea at our Vancouver teahouse! We do our best to accommodate dietery needs, and many of our customers love our gluten free offerings, including our famous three-tiered tower of treats. We also recently launched a Vegan High Tea which guests are raving about!

Our High Tea menu changes every two months to feature seasonal delicacies and new sweets. We like to keep things fresh and interesting, so you’ll never experience the same menu twice! However, High Tea always features a decadent selection of sweets, mouthwatering savouries, a fluffy fruit scone, and petit cheddar cheese scone.

Click here to see the current menu, and reserve your table today!

Here are a few photos from a recent Gluten Free High Tea:

Gluten Free High Tea and Afternoon Tea in Vancouver

On the sweets tier, our current High Tea features Dark Chocolate Coconut Mousse Cake, an Orange Raspberry Macaroon, and English Breakfast Chocolate Chai Meringue.


Gluten free afternoon tea vancouver

The middle tier features a Cheddar Cheese and Chive Scone, and a Petit Cranberry Scone with Raspberry Jam and Devonshire Cream.


Gluten Free High Tea in Vancouver

The bottom tier of savouries currently feature Walnut & Dill Chicken Salad on Petit Cheddar Cornbread Muffins, Secret Garden Egg Salad on Rosemary Crackers, and Lemon Mint Cucumber Sandwiches on Housemade Buttermilk Biscuits.


Gluten Free High Tea at The Secret Garden

Everything is served on a three tiered tray, and comes with a pot of Secret Garden Tea (your choice of flavors). It’s the ultimate tea experience!

**Please note that our gluten free items are not prepared in a gluten-free environment.

See the current Gluten Free High Tea Menu


Gluten Free Treats To Go

We also sell a variety of freshly made gluten free pastries, available daily in-store. Our Gluten Free pastries and sandwiches are also available to order by the dozen for business events, at-home tea parties, showers and other catering events and occasions.

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Meet the Team

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tea quote - "The people who give you their food give you their heart."

“The people who give you their food give you their heart.” – Cesar Chavez

We put our heart into everything we offer to guests here at the Garden. Pictured above is Paula, our newest kitchen staff. Her favourite Secret Garden treat is our mini lemon tart!

If you’re interested in joining the Secret Garden team, click here to learn more.


Berry Treats and Berry Tea for Summer!

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Berry Pastries and Tea

Berry season is almost here! If you’re in the mood for fresh, juicy berries, you’re sure to love these housemade pastries. All of them are available daily in-store, or you can pre-order them by the dozen for parties and special events:

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provence rooibos with lavender and rose

Pair Berries with Provence Rooibos

Our caffeine-free Provence Rooibos is the perfect tea to pair with berry pastries, or fresh berries. We blend sweet, nutty rooibos tea with French lavender, elderberries, blueberries, and rose for a floral infusion with bright berry notes.

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Mother’s Day High Tea Review

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Mothers Day High Tea To Go Picnic - Secret Garden Tea Company

Local blogger Keisha at Loving Littles recently enjoyed our Mother’s Day High Tea To Go at the Chilliwack Tulip Festival! She shared,

“I loved how while I sat there I remembered days of being young and pretending to set up my own tea and picnic. Reminiscing and now being able to actually have one as an adult and share that same idea with my daughter was a lot of fun to experience. Seeing her face light up was the best!”

Read her full review here

Click here to order Mother’s Day High Tea To Go

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Vancouver Mothers Day High Tea To Go Afternoon Tea

Mothers Day High Tea To Go Afternoon Tea


Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

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Tea Gifts for Mothers Day

Mother’s Day is coming up soon! If you’re not sure what to get mom, this is the guide for you.

Mother’s Day Gift Certificates

Need a last minute gift? Choose our electronic gift certificates! Your mom will love our popular High Tea For 2 Gift Certificate, or select a dollar amount, good for any in-store purchase. Paper Gift Certificates are also available, and receive free shipping across Canada.


Share Quality Time With Mother’s Day High Tea To Go

Mother's Day High Tea To Go in Vancouver - Things to do for Mother's Day

If your mother lives nearby, our Mother’s Day High Tea To Go is the perfect way to celebrate the day! Enjoy a picnic in the park, or a special tea party in the comfort of your own home. Simply pre-order at least 3 days in advance, and pick up your treats on Mother’s Day! You can even rent teaware to complete the tea party.

Tea Tins and Gift Sets

Mother's Day Tea Gift Sets

Our beautiful tea tins and gift sets are sure to please! We even have a special Limited Edition Lucky Year of the Pig Tea, filled with good wishes for luck and prosperity!

Lucky Year of the Pig Tea Tin

Sending warm wishes for a wonderful Mother’s Day!




Narcity Vancouver Features Our Vegan High Tea

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Narcity review of Vegan High Tea in Vancouver

Narcity recently featured The Secret Garden’s new Vegan High Tea in their article “You Can Go To the Most Decadent Vegan High Tea in Vancouver This Spring.” They wrote:

“Their Vegan High Tea has sweets and savouries that give you the full and indulgent experience of high tea with none of the animal products. Add a mimosa or glass of prosecco to your tea for the ultimate treat day!”

Read the full review by Narcity here.

Click here to see our new Vegan High Tea Menu

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Click here to see our new Vegan High Tea Menu


Vegan High Tea in Vancouver!

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New Vegan High Tea at The Secret Garden Tea Company in Vancouver, BC Canada

Many of you have been asking for vegan options, so we’re thrilled to share our brand new Vegan High Tea with you!

We also have a new Vegan Scone, and new vegan lunch menu items. All items are completely egg, dairy and honey free. So far the feedback on our vegan menu has been great! One customer shared, “I thought that the Vegan High Tea would be a compromise. It wasn’t!”

We also still offer our popular Gluten Free High Tea and Vegetarian High Tea. We hope these new vegan offerings will make it even easier for more people to enjoy our delicious tea and treats!

Learn More About Vegan High Tea

Here are some photos of our new Vegan High Tea:

Vegan High Tea in Vancouver, BC at The Secret Garden Tea Company

Vegan Mini Lemon Tart, Lavender Earl Grey Brownie, and Coconut Banana Cream Pie with Housemade Vegan Dulce de Lece

Vegan High Tea Scone and Tea Cookie

Vanilla Rose Scone with Raspberry Jam and Strawberry Viennese Whirl Cookie

Vegan High Tea Vancouver - at The Secret Garden Tea Company

Creamy Mini Leek & Mushroom Pies, Housemade Focaccia with Avocado, Tomato, Spinach & Green Goddess Dressing, Roasted Red Peppers & Kalamata Olives on Savoury Pesto Cornbread Muffins

Vegan High Tea in Vancouver

Vegan High Tea 3-Tiered Tray

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New Pastries Available Daily!

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Our pastry chefs have been hard at work creating new treats for the new year! We’d love for you to try our new pastries, now available daily:

Raspberry Shortbread

New Raspberry Shortcake

Layers of vanilla sponge cake, creme chantilly and fresh raspberries create a light and delightful treat.


Blueberry French Earl Grey Buttercream Cakes

Decadent layers of almond dacquoise spongecake and blueberry-French Earl Grey infused buttercream.


Apricot & Crystallized Ginger Shortbread

Housemade shortbread adorned with dried apricots, candied ginger and orange zest.


Chocolate Chai Meringues (Gluten Free)

New Chocolate Chai Meringues (Gluten Free)

Creamy chocolate meringues blended with chai spices and black tea. Gluten free, but not prepared in a gluten free environment.


Peanut Butter & Jelly Cups

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cups

Peanut butter cookie shells filled with creamy peanut butter and chocolate jelly are sure to delight both kids and adults alike!


Vegan Scones

Vegan Rose Vanilla Scones

New vegan scones dusted with rose petals.


Petit Cheddar Cheese & Chive Scones

New Cheddar Cheese and Chive Scones

These freshly baked savoury scones pair perfectly with a cup of soup and a pot of hot tea.


Purchase In-Store

Order pastries at the Secret Garden

You can purchase our treats by the piece from our pastry case in-store. Click here for store directions and hours.

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Pre-Order By the Dozen

Planning a party? Pre-order our Treats by the Dozen, to pick up in-store on the day of your event.

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