Tea and Art

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Teacups and Flowers decorating the window at The Secret Garden

Vancouver Artist Karlie Rosin recently collaborated with The Secret Garden to create a beautiful flower and teacup display for our 22nd Anniversary event. On her blog, Karlie shared some lovely artwork and a review of her High Tea experience:

“There’s something so whimsical about The Secret Garden in Kerrisdale, Vancouver. I love going there because I feel instantly transported into a different world – one that is seemingly full of mystery, inspiration, great smells and tastes! Everyone is so nice over there- the customer service is truly phenomenal and the food & tea there is delicious!

There’s something special about being with great company, eating delicious food, and sipping on succulent tea. We had layers and layers of great tasting creations. I love seeing artistic passion being translated into many different fields- and you can tell that they are passionate about theirs!”

Read Karlie’s full review on her blog


Tea Memories

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Tea for students and children - memories at The Secret Garden Tea Company

We asked readers to share their favourite teatime memories on Instagram. Here are a few of the heartfelt stories you shared!

“Secret Garden Tea time with my high school besties are the highlight of my month. We’ve shared so many laughs, (happy) tears and cheese scones that I miss it the second we leave! 

— @lea_leong

“The first time my girlfriends and I discovered High Tea was in high school 15 years ago. The place to go was of course Secret Garden! We felt so grown up drinking tea in actual tea cups with classical music playing in the background. I always order the lemon tarts, it’s my absolute favorite!”

— @spaberrymoose

“What stands out the most is High Tea with my daughter and my Mom, aka Nanny. We celebrated the completion of Preschool over high tea and apple juice! Nanny knows how much her grand-daughter loves her tea parties.”

— @amygrams4u

Do you have a tea story you’d like to share? We’d love to hear from you!


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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Pacific Post Partum Society

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Pacific Post Partum Support Society

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

Pacific Post Partum Support Society Angel Donor's Dinner - Erin Wyder from The Secret Garden Tea Company, and Sheila Duffy, president

Royal Wedding Celebration!

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Royal Wedding - Free Buckingham Palace Tea Samples at The Secret Garden

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



Tea Stories: Tea With Mom

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Julie, a Secret Garden customer, shares a favourite tea memory with her mother. 

“My fondest memories of tea with my mom were in our dining room, summer evenings when all of my girlfriends would come over for a visit, for some goodies and to have my mom read their tea leaves…with incredible accuracy! Sadly my mom suffered a brain injury and can no longer read tea leaves, but a “wee cuppa tea” still is her favourite and always hits the spot. When I visit your shop I remember these days with love.”

Pictured: Julie’s mom Ruby on the right, with her best friend Aileen at the original Secret Garden location. Ruby turns 93 this month, and Aileen turns 92 in June!

Do you have a tea story you’d like to share? We’d love to hear from you!


Discoverher Review: The Perfect Mother’s Day Gift

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Review of The Secret Garden Tea Company in Vancouver

Recently local blogger Annalise at Discoverher reviewed The Secret Garden as a perfect place to take your mom for Mother’s Day.

“If you are looking for a cozy, traditional high tea experience, look no further than the Secret Garden Tea Company. Inspired by their own Grandmothers, owners Kathy and Erin Wyder have reflected their values throughout the establishment. I definitely felt at home in this warm and welcoming restaurant.

“The food was very yummy and the tea was certainly soothing. Everything was very cute, from the teapot cozies to the painted china cups to the delicious, delicate desserts. I’m getting hungry just writing this!”

Read the full article at Discoverher



Mother’s Day High Tea To Go featured in I Like Her Style Magazine

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The Secret Garden featured in I Like Her Style Magazine

The Secret Garden was recently featured in I Like Her Style Vancouver, highlighting how to celebrate Mother’s Day with your mom. Author Codi Lynn recommends Secret Garden’s Mother’s Day High Tea To Go as a special way to treat your mom. She said,

“The portable High Tea Service that they offer is so unique. I was able to treat a friend last summer on a little mama date (images featured) to High Tea on the beach.”

Mother's Day High Tea To Go by The Secret Garden



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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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Mother’s Day Tea Memories

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Decorated Heart Tea Cookies made by The Secret Garden Tea Company

We asked readers to share their favourite teatime memories on Instagram. Here are a few of the stories you shared about spending time with your moms!


“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

“My favourite tea time memory is when I took my mom out for afternoon tea on Mother’s Day. We were able to connect one on one on a deeper level over tea and treats. I left feeling like she finally understood me!”

— @cinksmith

“My favourite tea time was with my Grandma, aunts, mom and sister. We still talk about how memorable that day was. I feel lucky and blessed to have shared such a beautiful time/moment with all the ladies in the family I look up to.”

— @yashhasinsta

Do you have a tea story you’d like to share? We’d love to hear from you!