Welcome to The Secret Garden Tearooms

Having begun our story many years ago in the nursery conservatory we went on to create our busy, welcoming tearoom, function room, marquee and the beautiful garden area you now see today.  We also have a courtyard with some covered seating offering heating and cosy blankets and cushions for you to relax whilst eating our delicious homemade cakes and lunches.

Remember, you can always incorporate into your day a trip around our Nursery.  With over 130 years of experience you know that at Writtle Road Nursery you’re in very capable hands. If you need advice with your garden or the products we sell please feel free to ask our staff who are more than happy to help you.

Dates For Your Diary – Further details to follow

The Hideaway

The Hideaway

Weather permitting we will open the Hideaway at weekends from 11-5pm serving drinks, homemade cakes and ice Creams.

Saturday, 29th October 2016

Entertainment Night

Saturday, 29th October 2016

Saturday, 3rd December 2016

Christmas Quiz Night

Saturday, 3rd December 2016


Jane Wickes our Manager has been with us for over six years.  Wendy, Jane Watts and Gemma are our Team Leaders and will assist you when making your booking for functions.

Tom our Head Chef is always available to discuss your menu requirements.  He enjoys spending his time researching recipes and sourcing fresh local ingredients.

We work really hard to make sure you enjoy your visit to The Secret Garden and go away having had a time to remember.

Afternoon tea

We are currently offering the following afternoon tea and not the one  published in our menu. New menu coming soon.


Selection of sandwiches

Sweet selection

Victoria sponge cake

Homemade fruit scone

Clotted cream and  Tiptree jam

Price per head £10 | Bookings only 24 hours in advance

Served from 2.30 onwards



We recognise that Funerals or memorial services are a very difficult time with a huge amount of things to do for the family concerned. We will ensure that the family is able to concentrate on the funeral arrangements, knowing that the wake is taken care of sensitively and in a caring manner.


Outside Catering

We can cater for all occasions. Our outside catering offers personalised menus and waitress service is available if required. Please contact us for further details or call 01245 348 337.


Corporate Breakfast & Evening Meetings

The Secret Garden is an ideal place for business meetings in discreet surroundings.  Please contact us for further details or call 01245 348 337.

The Secret Garden Menu Photograph

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