The Secret Garden turns 23!

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Photos of the early days at the Secret Garden

23 years have flown by so fast! We opened The Secret Garden with the goal of creating a welcoming place for people to slow down, connect with others, and enjoy the simple things in life… like delicious food and a hot pot of tea.

Although the Garden has grown and changed over the years, we are still working to carry out our mission every day. Here are a few photos from Kathy’s photo albums of the Garden’s early days:

Thank you for being part of this journey with us. We look forward to providing you with a wonderful tea experience for many years to come!

Kathy and Erin
Co-owners of The Secret Garden


New! Secret Garden Tea Gift Baskets

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Tea Gift Basket

Are you looking for a corporate gift, or an extra-special present for a tea lover? Secret Garden Gift Baskets are filled to the brim with treats that are sure to please:

  • A 6-cup ceramic teapot
  • Tea mug
  • Swedish dish towel
  • Teaball infuser with clip handle
  • 100g tin of Creamy Earl Grey
  • 100g bag of Secret Garden’s Secret
  • 100g bag of Buckingham Palace
  • 100g bag of Creamy Earl Grey
  • Secret Garden Cranberry Scone Mix

Gift baskets must be pre-ordered at least 72 hours in advance, and must be picked up in store. Click here to learn more.


Treats by the Dozen

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Order pastries for catering events in Kerrisdale - The Secret Garden Tea Company

Hosting a tea party or corporate event this summer? Guests will love our Treats by the Dozen.

Pre-order our freshly made pastries and finger sandwiches beforehand, to pick up the day of your event. Party planning doesn’t get any easier than that!

Learn About Treats by the Dozen

Featured above: Raspberry Bars made with housemade shortbread and fresh raspberry puree.

Featured below: Fairy Cake almond-coconut cupcake filled with raspberry jam and rose mascarpone whip.

Catering, picnics, business events, tea parties and more - Treats to go



It’s iced tea season!

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Iced Tea at the Secret Garden Tea Company in Vancouver

It’s iced tea season! Stop by our shop for a refreshing glass of citrusy Creamy Earl Grey or fruity Blue Angel hibiscus tea.

You can also enjoy our iced tea at home. Here is a simple recipe to make iced tea anytime:

  1. Steep 2 teaspoons of tea leaves in 8 ounces of boiling water for 3 minutes.
  2. Pour over ice into a heat-tempered glass.
  3. Add lemon, simple syrup, or milk if desired. (Do not add milk to hibiscus tea blends or tea with fresh lemon.)
  4. Enjoy!

Browse our teas online and see more of our favourite iced tea recipes.


A Family Friendly Tea House

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Family friendly teahouse - The Secret Garden offers Children's High Tea

At The Secret Garden we pride ourselves in being a family friendly teahouse. Our little guests love the tea experience just as much as the grownups!

Many long-time customers create treasured memories at The Secret Garden with their young ones. And often, these visits become ongoing traditions which continue throughout the years.

We even offer a Children’s High Tea Menu so your kids can enjoy their own special tier of treats!


Children's Table and play area for kids at The Secret Garden

Our miniature children’s table display often makes the BEST waiting area for the kiddos!


Recently, Vancouver blogger Yoyomama reviewed Secret Garden, saying it was the perfect place to enjoy High Tea with kids. She wrote,

“The Secret Garden is one of our very favourite places to have tea, with or without our kids. The charming interior is full of beautiful touches, like the intricate desserts, the tiered platters, and unique teacups.

“Their children’s high tea is great for kids 7 and under. They’ll get to eat tasty bites like a banana and jam pinwheel and a double chocolate fondant tart. Your kids can enjoy tea, hot chocolate or juice with their treats. There is also a wide variety of caffeine-free tea options, which is great for the kiddos and expecting mamas.”


Here are a some recent quotes from Secret Garden customers who enjoy family High Tea traditions with their children:  

“Every Mother’s Day my sister and I got for High Tea with my mom. Last year my baby daughter joined us and this year my sister’s baby son will join us. Looking forward to getting my daughter her own tray this year ?”

— @applers on Instagram

Playing tea party with my daughter when she was 18 months old and when she turned 5, the tea party became a reality at The Secret Garden. She is now 15 and the tea parties at Secret Garden still continues… one of our favourite bonding time places! ☕❤??⭐

— @loulivewhatyoulove on Instagram

Coming to The Secret Garden with my sister and mother at a very young age. My mom would dress my sister and I up in matching outfits ?… ? We still come to @secretgardentea some 20 odd years later all together, but these days my sister and I usually wear separate non-matching outfits. Thanks for all the great memories and so many more to come!

— @mandasylvia

“This fall I took my daughter to the Secret Garden teahouse for the first time.  It was our special mom & daughter time. We dressed up, put on matching water tattoos and made our way to your new location. We enjoyed the decor, the pretty tea cups, mouth-watering desserts and of course the conversation. She’s been asking me when we can go for tea again ever since!”

— Anne H.

We look forward to hosting you and your little ones at The Secret Garden!

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

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Secret Garden Tea Company Gift Certificate

Mother’s Day is coming up on May 13th, and we’ve got some beautiful gifts for your mom! Take a peek below:

Gift Certificates

Make a date to take your mom for tea with a High Tea For 2 Gift Certificate. We also offer in-store gift certificates for any purchase in our restaurant and gift shop. You can choose from paper or electronic gift certificate delivery.

See Gift Certificates


Tea Gift Sets

Herbal Tea Set: Blue Angel, Peppermint, and Ginger Lemongrass

Our tea gift sets are the perfect gift for any tea-loving mom! Three teas come beautifully packaged in a gift box with a bow. Choose from our Black Tea, Green Tea, Herbal Tea, Rooibos Tea, or Teabag Gift Sets.

See Tea Gift Sets


Tins of Tea - Gift Canisters

We packaged our best-selling black teas in beautiful reuseable tea canisters. Choose from Creamy Earl Grey, Buckingham Palace, or Secret Garden’s Secret. Or give your mom a set of all three!

See Tins of Tea


High Tea With Mom

High Tea To Go in Squamish, BC


Our Mother’s Day High Tea To Go features all of the new sweets and savouries made specially for Mother’s Day weekend. Simply pre-order in advance and pick up your treats on May 12th or 13th to enjoy your High Tea at home, in the park, or anywhere you please!

Order Mother’s Day High Tea To Go


Spring Earl Grey Online Sale!

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Secret Garden Earl Grey Sale

For the next two weeks we’re holding a sale on all Earl Grey teas! This sale applies to the Online Store only.

Enjoy 15% off ALL Earl Grey Teas
Online Store Only
Use code: EARL

Sale ends 4/30/18
Sale includes:
It’s the perfect time to find some Mother’s Day gifts, or stock up on your favourite Earl Grey teas!