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Win High Tea for Two: Secret Garden Tea Company Moves to New Location

Sunday, July 10th, 2016 — 11:29am PDT
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KathyWyderErinWyderFor two decades, the Secret Garden Tea Company in Kerrisdale has been offering a tranquil haven for Vancouverites to enjoy a spot of tea and delicious fresh-baked treats with friends and family.

Co-owner Kathy Wyder’s grandma was the inspiration for the tea room after lamenting there wasn’t one in Kerrisdale. So Kathy and a friend opened the tea room’s doors in October 1995. Since then, staff have poured countless cups of steaming tea in elegant china and served elegant sweets and scones, along with breakfast and lunch to anyone who simply want a break from the hectic pace of life.

Secret Garden Tea Company Moves to New Location

Growing demand for a quiet, old-fashioned afternoon tea spurred the decision to move from its current home on West Boulevard to a larger location at 2138 West 40th Avenue. It will be able to serve more of its traditional high tea to customers later this summer when it opens.


While the tea room is moving, the traditions its customers have come to love over the years will remain the same. The new room will include some updates but will retain many elements of the original one.


The larger Secret Garden will allow for milestone events and large gatherings such as bridal showers, birthdays and other celebrations in their customers’ lives.

Win High Tea for Two

To celebrate Secret Garden’s move, I have High Tea for Two to give away. The menu changes each month to offer the freshest seasonable treats.

For July, High Tea for Two includes: Secret Garden Egg Pinwheels, House Caesar Roast Beef on Mini Croissants, Smoky Caramelized Bacon on Petit Kale Muffins, Scone with Raspberry Jam and Devonshire Cream, Tea Cake Slices, Tangy Mini Lemon Curd Tart, Summery Upside Down Nectarine Cake with Salted Caramel Whip, Chocolate “Peanut Butter Cup” Tart, and of course a Pot of tea.


Here’s how you can enter to win:

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RT to enter to win High Tea for Two at @secretgardentea from @miss604 #newgardensamesecret

Follow The Secret Garden Tea Company on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Friday, July 15, 2016. High Tea seatings are available three times a day at 12:00pm, 2:15pm, and 4:30pm. Vegetarian options available.

Update The winner is Gina Epstein!

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  1. Debbie F says:

    I would love to enjoy a high tea which I have never done. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  2. Shannon says:

    So fun!!!

  3. Sophie says:

    Would love to celebrate my birthday at high tea

  4. Lindsay says:

    Would love to try this out!

  5. J. Adrienne says:

    Would love to see their new shop! <3

  6. Andrea D says:

    My friends took me here for my baby shower and it was beautiful! I would absolutely love to go back and take my daughter now ❤️

  7. Rebecca says:

    High tea is so much fun! Would love to have a chance to do it again.

  8. I would love to take my sister in law, who has never been for high tea but loves to dress up and is definitely a tea lover.

  9. Rachel says:

    I loved high tea at Secret Garden and would definitely like to check them out at their new location!

  10. Kylie says:

    Would love to bring my best friend and enjoy a relaxing afternoon without kids!

  11. Giti says:

    I Would love to take my family and enjoy afternoon tea .

  12. Nikki says:

    Would love to win

  13. Bonnie Y. says:

    High tea is fun.

  14. Melissa Hoffmann says:

    I loved your old location and can’t wait to see the new bigger location.

  15. Anna Lam says:

    High tea is an amazing experience.

  16. Michaela says:

    I would love to try high tea at their new location! Such a lovely way to spend an afternoon.

  17. Pat B says:

    I’ll check this out for sure!

  18. jan says:

    Haven’t been here before, but sounds great.

  19. Bonnie R says:

    Would love to take my mom to this <3 🙂

  20. Sunshine H says:

    This would be so much fun to take my DD to, she is quite the little princess and would love to go for a formal tea.

  21. Leanne S says:

    This would be so fun!

  22. Jeanie OC says:

    I would love to win this for my mom… she totally deserves a day to relax and just enjoy being spoiled!

  23. Alan Huang says:

    love high tea!

  24. Sylvia says:

    Cheers to the new location.

  25. Tiffany Kan says:

    Love high tea! Would be something relaxing and fun to do before the baby is born and chaos ensues! 🙂

  26. Rebecca says:

    High tea is so nice!

  27. Heidi Clarkson says:

    Wonderful prize!

  28. Annie says:

    High Tea at the Secret Garden is very special!

  29. Linda says:

    This the best place for high tea. Food and ambience is excellent.

  30. Nancy Nagy says:

    What a LOvely afternoon it would be, indeed!

  31. Elvi says:

    I would love to do this with my daughter ?

  32. Lindsey M says:

    I would love to check this place out!

  33. CarolA says:

    Would love to try high tea!

  34. Angela says:

    Want to try new place !

  35. Jessica Thorpe says:

    Being English I love a good high tea but have not had chance to try secret garden yet!

  36. tracy says:

    would love to do high tea!

  37. Laura Langs says:

    New location!? I’ve been wanting to go for a while!

  38. Steve Vanderwoerd says:

    Would like to take my wife (or sister,.. in fact they would probably prefer to go without me)

  39. Have followed on FB, tweeted & commented on FB.

    Husband would love to win as much as I do-he’s never been for high tea either and he’s all about the sweets. My favourite thing is scones and tea is a ritual in our house-we always say tea=love. If someone makes you tea, it’s a cup of love. 🙂

  40. Sherra Hamer says:

    I would LOVE to feature your new venue and lovely afternoon tea on my blog

  41. Julian says:

    Yes, please!

  42. Melissa says:

    I would love to treat my 3 year old daughter!

  43. Dilara says:

    I love afternoon tea at the Secret Garden!

  44. Sonya says:

    I gave up coffee years ago and love tea and there’s nothing better than taking it to the next level with high tea

  45. Caroline says:

    Savory treats are the best!

  46. Dyanne says:

    Love the Secret Garden and high tea! ❤️

  47. Gayle says:

    I LOVE the Secret Garden, best High Tea in Vancouver. The July menu sounds amazing.

  48. Adi Berardini says:

    I would love to visit Secret Garden High tea 🙂 I’m a tea lover on a student budget! 😛

  49. Kim says:

    Love the Secret Garden for high tea. Best place in Vancouver!

  50. Kyna says:

    I would love to try the hightea at Secret Gardne 🙂 Still have not been!

  51. Jen says:

    Id love to take my mom!

  52. Tracy Mew says:

    Love this place! Would love to win 🙂

  53. Trish Huston says:

    This would be fab-u-lous!

  54. Jenny says:

    What a great treat! Haven’t won anything for a few years!

  55. Tracy says:

    Can’t wait to check out their new location!

  56. Mary says:

    I’d love to try this new location with my bestie!

  57. Manuela says:

    Love Secret Garden. Can’t wait to check out the new location. My fav is the scones!

  58. Stephen says:

    What a great idea ! Having high tea is good Summer activity

  59. Nadine says:

    What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon 🙂

  60. Crystal says:

    Would love to take my daughter for a fancy tea party! She would be so excited!!

  61. Maddy says:

    I would love to go for some tea

  62. Vanessa says:

    I’d love to take my sister to try their new location!

  63. Jessica says:

    I would love to win and take my mom!

  64. Brenda S says:

    I love high tea!

  65. Nancy says:

    Sounds fantastic!

  66. GM says:

    Would love to introduce my son to the tradition of high tea – enjoyed these so much when I was a kid growing up in Scotland!

  67. Naomi Thomas says:

    I love high tea and it looks like this place does it right!

  68. Angela Lum says:

    Would love to win this for my girlfriend and myself. Great way to treat ourselves without our babies!

  69. Rajbinder Kaur says:

    Wow, this would be amazing! The menu looks delicious! @BinderKaur2 cheers 🙂

  70. Zoe says:

    Would be so fun!

  71. Winnie says:

    I love high tea!!!

  72. Gwen says:

    I love The Secret Garden.

  73. Donna says:

    This would make me feel so posh!

  74. Michelle chan says:

    I’d love this!

  75. Emily says:

    I would love to have a mother and daughter high tea date with my 11 year old daughter!

  76. Elizabeth Anderson says:

    My idea of the perfect treat is high tea with my sweet husband! I adore scones with Devonshire cream & jam and my other comfort favourite is the egg salad pinwheel.

  77. Cristina L. says:

    Love your high tea! Best scones ever!

  78. Andrea H says:

    Love High Tea!

  79. Cindy D says:

    Having lived in England for 16 years, I miss tea time with it’s wonderful treats.

  80. Kam says:

    Would love to check out their new location!!!

  81. Virginia says:

    High Tea is always so yummy!

  82. Christina says:

    High tea with my mom would be lovely!

  83. amy says:

    Look forward to it!!! HIGH TEA

  84. Linda Wolfenden says:

    I can’t wait to come and have high tea at your new location

  85. Monique says:

    I would love to spend an afternoon having high tea with my mom. She deserves a relaxing afternoon

  86. Michele Murphy says:

    I love high tea!!

  87. Christine W says:

    That sounds amazing. Would love to have high tea with my hubby.

  88. Elizabeth Bryan says:

    Tea at The Secret Garden would be lovely to share with my daughter…thanks for the chance to win! ?

  89. Kris Gustavson says:

    Some of my best memories are taking my Mom to the current secret garden location. Mom will turn 93 in August and I’d love to win to take her to the new location.

  90. Evelyn says:

    I love secret garden!

  91. Angela says:

    I’d love to share this special moment with my daughter.

  92. Tarrah D says:

    I would love to take my grandma

  93. Jason B says:

    Great present for my Mom.

  94. May C says:

    The one and only Secret Garden Tea Company! My favourite place to go for afternoon tea. I cannot wait to check out the new location!!

  95. Shawna Sanderson says:

    Would love to bring my daughter to this experience!

  96. Misty Verstraten says:

    High tea at the Secret Garden is an annual tradition with my Mom. I’d love the opportunity to introduce a friend to it too. Thanks for the chance at an amazing giveaway!

  97. Jason says:

    I’ve heard great things about this place

  98. Dee says:

    Great tea

  99. Gail says:

    Would love to enjoy a High Tea

  100. Sandra W. says:

    This would be amazing!!!

  101. Jocelyn says:

    I would love to take my daughter here. She loves high tea!!

  102. Lindsay says:

    I want to be fancy and go to high tea!

  103. Jane says:

    Love Secret Garden!!

  104. Wendy says:


  105. monique says:

    i love high tea!

  106. Mioni says:

    Glad to hear you will move to a bigger place.

  107. CKS says:

    What fun!!

  108. Alex says:

    High tea at Secret Garden is best served with the wife! Pick me! Thanks

  109. Samantha says:

    Haven’t done high tea here yet!

  110. Julia says:

    This would be awesome!

  111. Vince says:

    High Tea would be such a fun treat!

  112. Sheila says:

    Always a favourite.

  113. matthew m says:

    glad it’s staying in the neighborhood.

  114. Peter Leung says:

    Being from the Kerrisdale area, I look forward to the new larger location.


  115. adam says:

    great prize

  116. Ariel C says:

    i love high tea!

  117. DB says:

    I haven’t done this in years – what fun!

  118. Swapnil Shah says:

    Messaged, liked, posted.

  119. Jacqueline Dykstra says:

    Your high tea is so delicious!!

  120. Hannah Brown says:

    Would love to treat my mama!

  121. Celina says:

    Love the secret garden!

  122. Laurie Adams says:

    My sister-in-law is flying in from Ontario and I’d love to surprise her with a proper tea at Secret Garden

  123. Sara says:

    I’m so glad to hear that they’ll have more space and I can’t wait to visit the new location!

  124. Cecilia says:

    Wow, would love to visit the place again at their new location! Love their high teas!!

  125. Kiera says:

    I LOVE tea and would love a free high tea date 🙂

  126. Melanie says:

    Had my first of many high tea expert ones here!

  127. Christel says:

    I haven’t had high tea for so long…. let’s have tea!

  128. Janet Y.J. Kong says:

    Would love to go for High Tea! Sounds divine!

  129. Michelle W says:

    This would be lovely, thanks for the chance to win!

  130. Derek Rentz says:

    My wife is always wanting to go to high tea with her sister would be great to win this for her!

  131. Lisa says:

    Would love to win this for High Tea with my bestie!

  132. Amanda says:

    Ahh!!!! I’ve heard such great things about Secret Garden. Would love to try!

  133. Shirley says:

    pick me!! I love high tea

  134. jeanie says:

    love love high tea =D

  135. Taylor says:


  136. Vica says:

    this looks fun!

  137. Rachel says:

    what a delicious giveaway!

  138. Hannah says:

    Love the ambiance and food. Would love to come with my mom and make some memories before alzhiemers takes them all.

  139. Britta says:

    Entered on Facebook & Twitter – would love to win this, I’m a HUGE high tea fan, and Secret Garden is my best friend’s fav! <3

  140. Ivy says:

    Yes please 😀 Love to take my friend to this!

  141. Achg says:

    This is awesome! Would love to win this :).

  142. Amy says:

    Yay, thanks for hosting this! Hope I can win this delicious treat ?

  143. Albert Ngo says:

    Sounds like a delightful time!

  144. Kim says:

    Would love to take my sister

  145. Alison says:

    This place is so good! Glad they’re expanding!

  146. Candice says:


  147. Steph :) says:

    I’m glad they’re expanding since it’s such a popular place. Pinkies up!

  148. Carol says:

    High Tea with a friend, what a wonderful afternoon that would be.

  149. brandon forsyth says:

    Would love to go!

  150. bec says:

    Love the idea of rotating monthly menus. Using kale in one of features makes the experience feel like it includes a healthy competent and who doesn’t like that!

  151. yvonne says:

    pure lovely! one of our most favorite high tea locations!

  152. Stotes says:

    This would be great!

  153. Jae says:

    would love to win this

  154. Jennifer says:

    I would love to treat a friend to high tea!

  155. Alison says:

    This is my favourite place for high tea in Vancouver and I’d love to win!

  156. Aimee AC says:

    I’m turning 30 this year, let’s make this win happen!!

  157. Carole M says:

    That looks lovely!

  158. Natalie Fraser says:

    Would love to get a chance to visit this lovely place!

  159. Jeff S says:

    This sounds great!

  160. Treena C says:

    High tea at the Secret Garden is one of life’s quiet pleasures.

  161. Shelly says:

    Secret Garden high tea would be a great place to take my mom who is celebrating her 87th Birhday.

  162. Shirley says:

    A nice occasion.

  163. Maya says:

    This would be amazing!

  164. Tania says:

    Would love to try this out!

  165. Rino says:

    Sounds great

  166. Alex says:

    My wife would love this

  167. Kim says:

    Love high tea!

  168. candace w says:

    this sounds like such an incredible prize!

  169. Faryal says:

    This would be delightful and lovely to win and a nice introduction to High Tea to my bf. Good luck to all!

  170. Diana says:

    I love this place!

  171. Celia K says:

    looks delicious!

  172. Amara C says:

    This would be a great date activity.

  173. Amara C says:

    This would be a great date activity for my girlfriend and I

  174. Sarah van Wermeskerken says:

    This would be so lovely! 🙂

  175. Christine PM says:

    I love high tea at The Secret Garden. The food is so good there.

  176. Kevin says:

    My gf would love this

  177. adam says:

    I’d love to take my daughters here.

  178. Lucie B says:

    Yes! I’d love to take my mom to high tea!

  179. Andrea Nishi says:

    Bigger is better! Can’t wait to check out the new place.

  180. Eileen says:

    Mmmmm, my mom loves high tea!

  181. Darcy says:

    I’d love to treat my wife for high tea!

  182. Jessica says:

    Your food sounds delicious! I’d love to come try with my mommy friends 🙂

  183. Helen says:

    Great prize

  184. Becky says:

    Always get my creamy earl grey tea from here!

  185. luc says:

    I like the tea cakes!

  186. Dale says:

    I’ve never done high tea before. This would be awesome

  187. Bernadette Estrada says:

    love getting dressed up and going for high tea with my girls and having some down time and catch up time!

  188. Heather says:

    I would love to take my daughter as a pre-Kindergarten outing before school starts in the Fall.

  189. Michael says:

    High tea! My lady would love this.

  190. Trevor says:

    I’d love to surprise my wife with this

  191. Lise Coppin says:

    I would love to experience this with my bff.

  192. Michelle says:

    Tea makes everything better.

  193. Brooke says:

    Would love to take my mom for her Birthday! We tried to book in for Mother’s Day but you were full 🙂

  194. tammy says:

    Tea please

  195. Mandy says:

    I used to come here when I lived in the neighborhood. Would love to checkout their new location.

  196. Linda says:

    I love the Secret Garden Tea Company. I go there with my brother.

  197. Amy says:

    This would be such a great chance to high tea with a friend

  198. Gabriela Moutal says:

    Best place for high tea in Vancouver

  199. Kayla elderton says:

    me! me!

  200. Rebecca T. says:

    Thanks! Would love to win this.

  201. Christina says:

    Would love this!!!

  202. Cicy says:

    My mom loves high tea! Would love to bring her here!

  203. Kathy N. says:

    Would so love to win ?❤️

  204. Kathy N. says:

    I have also shared on Twitter @jewelsbykat

  205. Kathy N. says:

    And liked and shared in Facebook ?

  206. Sheeba says:

    Would love to take my mom who is visiting from north Carolina!

  207. H.C. van Wermeskerken says:

    In answer of Sarah van Wermeskerken I can say: I will do it now in the restaurant of my SON in Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands. He makes very nice High Teas.
    Next time I visit Canada I will come.

  208. Sarah says:

    I would love to go on a high tea date with my husband!

  209. Sally says:

    I love Secret Garden and cannot wait for the new location to open!

    My friends recommend other tea places and every time I go to another tea house, I feel like I’m “cheating” on Secret Garden because I love it so much and always compare the food, décor and tea to Secret Garden.

    Would love to win to bring my husband here so he can experience high tea and why I rave about it all the time!!

  210. May says:

    I LOVE THIS PLACE! Scones are my favourite and cannot wait to visit the new location.

  211. Alana P says:

    Tea for two please!

  212. Vivian T. says:

    Yummy!! Would love to win!

  213. Kathleen Thom says:

    this would be amazing!

  214. Ana says:

    Would be a lovely way to catch up with some friends one afternoon!

  215. Kelly says:

    Would love to try this place with friends!

  216. Ada says:

    Would love to win and bring my family in for high tea!

  217. Vicki says:

    High tea is so much fun!! My girls and I would enjoy it immensely! 🙂

  218. Victoria says:

    Would love to see the new location!!

  219. Lauren says:

    High tea is one of my favourite things!

  220. linda says:

    Thanks for sharing. This might just become our go to tea house.

  221. Stephanie says:

    High tea is my fav!!

  222. Faye says:

    My family would love to experience high tea with fancy china and teacups!!!

  223. JUDYLIU says:

    I’ve never been to high tea before. I’ll be a completely new experience for me!

  224. Belinda says:


  225. wen says:

    This is a delicious giveaway!

  226. Kelsi says:

    Secret Garden is one of my favourite places in the city! I’d love to win this and finally take my husband there!

  227. Amy says:

    Great giveaway!

  228. Parnian says:

    This would make the perfect birthday gift!

  229. Steph says:

    Would love to win high tea at the Secret Garden with my mom!

  230. Vicky says:


  231. Keeleyhodge Hodge says:

    I love a good high tea!! Just got back from England and had my fair share… Let me be the judge! ?????

  232. Jenny says:

    I would love to go!

  233. Debz says:

    Love to win & take my teetotaller bud.

  234. Ana says:

    I love high tea! Here’s hoping!

  235. Jean | says:

    What a beautiful place, and your menu sounds wonderful! But why do you call it “high tea,” which is a much more casual thing altogether, when it is actually a lovely and posh “afternoon tea?”

  236. Claudia says:

    Would love to take my friend to the new location for Secret Garden. The space is beautiful and bright and a lot more spacious than before, with still the same great food and service!

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