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Classic Treats and New Sweets

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secret garden pastry case

It’s almost spring, and with the change of seasons come new treats at the Garden! Our pastry case is blooming with colourful sweets and classic delights. Stop by to buy some, or pre-order Treats by the Dozen for your next special event:

vegan berry cheesecake

Vegan Berry Cheesecake
Made with fresh blueberries and raspberries.

 

gluten free breakfast cookies

Gluten Free Breakfast Cookies
Filled with wholesome oats, honey and dried fruit!

secret garden cinnamon rolls

Cinnamon Rolls
Gooey, warm cinnamon rolls are now available on Saturdays in the shop!

 

vanilla bean cookies

Vanilla Bean Chocolate Chip Cookies
Our classic soft and chewy cookies. A vegan version is also available.

 

raspberry shortcake

Raspberry Shortcake
Vanilla sponge cake, creme chantilly and fresh raspberries.

Order Treats By the Dozen

 

Steel Magnolias in Vancouver

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Secret Garden server Jaime Piercy (pictured bottom right) will be starring in Steel Magnolias

One of our wonderful servers, Jaime Piercy, has been a performer since age 8. She is now co-producing and starring in the play Steel Magnolias at The Nest on Granville Island, February 14-March 8.

Jaime and her colleagues actually decided to produce this play while meeting over tea at The Secret Garden! Steel Magnolias is a heart-warming story of female resilience and the relationships women form to help each other through life.

You can enjoy $5 off each ticket purchase by using discount code SECRET. Join them for opening night on 2/14 and receive a glass of champagne, a rose, and your choice of chocolate or cupcake!

Buy Tickets for Steel Magnolias

 

Share a book at our new Book Nook

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Secret Garden Book Nook #booknook

Have you noticed a new bookshelf Garden? Books and tea are the perfect pair, and we hope our Book Nook will help you discover new books and share your favourite reads.

But… we need YOUR help to fill it up! If you have any current books from the past two years which you’d like to share, please bring them in for other guests to enjoy. Then, take a book for yourself!

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Special Event: Women Aging Well – 2/26/20

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Please note: This event has now sold out! To be put on a waiting list in case of openings, please contact [email protected] 

The Secret Garden is excited to host a special after-hours evening event in partnership with the BC Women’s Health Foundation! This event will celebrate women’s health and share tips for prioritizing and advocating for women’s health as we age.

Kathy and Erin both had their kids at BC Women’s Hospital, so it’s a place that’s close to their hearts. Come, connect with others, and celebrate women’s health:

Special Event: Women Aging Well

An event in partnership with the BC Women’s Health Foundation

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
7-9pm at The Secret Garden

$85 per person

100% of ticket sales and funds raised by this event will benefit the BC Women’s Health Foundation.

Please note: This event has now sold out! To be put on a waiting list in case of openings, please contact [email protected] 

 

guest speakers

At Women Aging Well you’ll hear from two fantastic guest speakers:

Dr. Liisa Galea, a Professor of Psychology, Director of the Graduate Program in Neuroscience, and Scientific Advisor at Women’s Health Research Institute at UBC. As the evening’s primary speaker, she will share the impact that stress and age can have on the female brain, the development of diseases such as Alzheimer’s, and what you can do to keep your brain healthy.

Genesa Greening, President + CEO of BC Women’s Health Foundation. As the moderator of the evening’s discussion, she will provide her own advice and experience on aging with resilience in the face of chronic pain and an inequitable health care system.

You’ll be treated to a wide array of Secret Garden treats including savouries, desserts, tea, and sparkling wine. You’ll also receive a Secret Garden surprise goodie to take home.

Last year this special event sold out, so we recommend buying your tickets soon. We hope to see you there!

Please note: This event has now sold out! To be put on a waiting list in case of openings, please contact [email protected] 

Sparkling wine at The Secret Garden

Featured Artist: Jennifer Lamb

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Artwork by Jennifer Lamb

The Secret Garden regularly features works by local artists. This month we are showcasing photography by Jennifer Lamb, a Secret Garden customer and Kerrisdale resident for over 35 years.

Observing the world with camera in hand, she is fuelled by curiosity, delighted by discovery and inspired by beauty. Jennifer hopes her abstract and bird images will provide a serene backdrop for many enjoyable conversations over tea at the Secret Garden!

See more work by Jennifer Lamb

 

Tea Quotes

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"Tea is an act complete in its simplicity. When I drink tea, there is only me and the tea. The rest of the world dissolves." - Thich Nhat Hanh

“Tea is an act complete in its simplicity. When I drink tea, there is only me and the tea. The rest of the world dissolves.” – Thich Nhat Hanh