The Retreat

Take time out and indulge at our exclusive, yet subtly elegant private retreat.

Inspired by Bali, ‘Island Of The Gods’ this tranquil space will relocate your mind to liquorice black beaches, lush rice terraces and majestic waterfalls.

Escape with our Pan-Asian inspired menu and fragrant cocktails before you drift away in this peaceful secret sanctuary. 

Glass of fizz

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Lime and lemongrass king prawn skewers

Chicken satay skewers with spicy peanut

Beansprout and edamame bang bang salad

Asian slaw with rice noodles

Chicken yakitori

Prawn crackers with sweet chilli 

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Exotic fruits

Coconut ice cream

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PUKKA lemongrass and ginger tea

The Secret Garden is available for private and pre-booked events only. Reservations are available at £39 per person, this includes 3 hours of private hire of your secret space, your very own host and an exclusive dining package.

Each booking includes a welcome drink with additional drinks available to be purchased from our menu on the day. A special pre-paid drinks package can be arranged via your host at the time of booking.

Little guests (under 12) are welcome to enjoy The Little Gardener’s High Tea, £20 per child.

A minimum of 6 tickets must be purchased for hire of one of our secret spaces. If you wish to hire a space with fewer than 6 guests, the hire cost is £300.

Bookings can be made up to 72 hours prior to the event.

All reservations must be paid in full and upfront at the time of booking to secure your secret experience.

Our in-house team of experts will guide you through a tailored experience to help you celebrate your special occasion once you've completed your booking.   You will have the option to choose from one of our four Secret Garden menus, add any specific dietary requirements including any drinks packages as well special finishing touches to create your perfect event.

The Secret Garden bookings are available once a day, per space from 12pm - 3pm Monday - Sunday.

The arrival for each secret space is as follows:
- The Potting Shed: 12:00
- The Souk: 12:15
- The Retreat: 12:30
- The Hideaway: 12:45

The Retreat

Take time out and indulge at our exclusive, yet subtly elegant private retreat.

Inspired by Bali, ‘Island Of The Gods’ this tranquil space will relocate your mind to liquorice black beaches, lush rice terraces and majestic waterfalls.

Escape with our Pan-Asian inspired menu and fragrant cocktails before you drift away in this peaceful secret sanctuary. 

Glass of fizz

-

Lime and lemongrass king prawn skewers

Chicken satay skewers with spicy peanut

Beansprout and edamame bang bang salad

Asian slaw with rice noodles

Chicken yakitori

Prawn crackers with sweet chilli 

-

Exotic fruits

Coconut ice cream

-

PUKKA lemongrass and ginger tea

The Secret Garden is available for private and pre-booked events only. Reservations are available at £39 per person, this includes 3 hours of private hire of your secret space, your very own host and an exclusive dining package.

Each booking includes a welcome drink with additional drinks available to be purchased from our menu on the day. A special pre-paid drinks package can be arranged via your host at the time of booking.

Little guests (under 12) are welcome to enjoy The Little Gardener’s High Tea, £20 per child.

A minimum of 6 tickets must be purchased for hire of one of our secret spaces. If you wish to hire a space with fewer than 6 guests, the hire cost is £300.

Bookings can be made up to 72 hours prior to the event.

All reservations must be paid in full and upfront at the time of booking to secure your secret experience.

Our in-house team of experts will guide you through a tailored experience to help you celebrate your special occasion once you've completed your booking.   You will have the option to choose from one of our four Secret Garden menus, add any specific dietary requirements including any drinks packages as well special finishing touches to create your perfect event.

The Secret Garden bookings are available once a day, per space from 12pm - 3pm Monday - Sunday.

The arrival for each secret space is as follows:
- The Potting Shed: 12:00
- The Souk: 12:15
- The Retreat: 12:30
- The Hideaway: 12:45

The minimum persons per group is 6

Bookings

Reservations are available at £39 per person, this includes 3 hours of private hire of your secret space, your very own host and an exclusive dining package.

Each booking includes a welcome drink with additional drinks available to be purchased from our menu on the day. A special pre-paid drinks package can be arranged via your host at the time of booking.

Little guests (under 12) are welcome to enjoy The Little Gardener’s High Tea, £20 per child.

The Secret Garden is available for private and pre-booked events only.

A minimum of 6 tickets must be purchased for hire of one of our secret spaces. If you wish to hire a space with fewer than 6 guests, the hire cost is £300.

Bookings can be made up to 72 hours prior to the event.

All reservations must be paid in full and upfront at the time of booking to secure your secret experience.

Please ensure that you purchase a ticket for each person in your group in one transaction. Additional tickets can only be added 72 hours prior to your booking, please let your host know if you wish to purchase additional bookings for your experience.

Please select the date and the time of your experience carefully as transfers are limited based on availability.

 

Availability

The Secret Garden bookings are available once a day, per space from 12pm – 3pm Monday – Sunday.

Please plan to arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your secret experience start time and visit The Secret Garden check-in to be escorted.  The arrival for each secret space is as follows:
– The Potting Shed: 12:00
– The Souk: 12:15
– The Retreat: 12:30
– The Hideaway: 12:45

Each booking will be sold on a first-come-first-served basis via www.thegardensociety.co.uk

 

Refunds & Exchanges

Due to limited capacity, any cancellations requests must be made for at least 7-days prior to your session for a full refund. Requests made within 7-days of your booking will be rescheduled only.

Please select the date and the time of your experience carefully as transfers are limited based on availability and only up to 72 hour prior to your booking.

In the event that a guest does not arrive for your booking, this will be considered a last-minute cancellation and no refund will be issued.

We will only refund bookings based on a full booking cancellation made 7-days prior to your booking.

In the event of severe or inclement weather conditions, your host will contact you immediately to reschedule your booking.

All refunds will be made in one transaction to the same method of payment made at the time of booking. Refunds will be actioned within 72 hours of your event.

Please ensure that you purchase a ticket for each person in your group in one transaction. Additional seats can only be added 72 hours prior to your booking, please let your host know if you wish to purchase additional bookings for your experience.

 

Location

The Secret Garden is an outdoor space with appropriate cover however we suggest dressing appropriately for the outside temperature.

In the event of severe or inclement weather conditions, your host will contact you immediately to reschedule your booking.

Please make sure you have directions to The Garden Society prior to your arrival. Basic directions are also provided on our website www.thegardensociety.co.uk. Directions should be used in conjunction with an up to date map.

Please note parking is limited so allow extra time and where possible travel together as the car park gets very busy during peak days, including weekends.

 

Food & Drink

Each booking includes an arrival drink with additional drinks available to purchase from our drinks menu on the day.

A special pre-paid drinks package can be arranged via your host at the time of booking.

All dishes will be plated to share.

Any dietary requirements must be noted at the time of booking. Your menu will be prepared according to your exact specifications, unfortunately we cannot accommodate any additional dietary requests on the day.

Upon request, your host will share our vegan and gluten free menu prior to your arrival.

 

Guest Behaviour

Guests are requested to conduct themselves appropriately at all times and to comply with company procedures and/or requests with regard to conduct and respect for the property of The Garden Society, its employees and guests and their health and safety.

Guests are requested not to disrupt the comfort and enjoyment of other guests, the smooth running of The Garden Society, or cause offence to other guests or our members of staff.

We reserve the right to refuse our services or remove you and members of your party from The Garden Society, in our reasonable opinion, we consider this provision to have been breached.

Guests displaying symptoms associated with a possible COVID-19 infection will be asked to leave The Garden Society with immediate effect. Where this is the case shall have no obligation to refund you for your lost reservation, services or any other loss or expense incurred.

 

Damage

We reserve the right and you hereby authorise us to charge your credit or debit card for any damage incurred The Secret Garden or The Garden Society during your stay (including without limitation specialist cleaning) or for any items that are missing or damaged when you leave.

 

No Smoking

Guests are not permitted to smoke in The Secret Garden or public areas at the The Garden Society. Smoking in our premises outside of the designated smoking areas will result in a £150 fine.

 

Special Requests

Ambient music is provided in The Secret Garden, unfortunately we can not play personal playlists for your secret experience.

Power points are provided in each secret space.

The Secret Garden styling will feature seasonal flowers and is subject to change without notice.

Please note no flowers, candles or tableware is to be taken after your experience has ended. Charges may apply for missing items.

We will happily accept additional decor for special occasions, please let our team know at the time of booking and they will organise any help required prior to your arrival.

The Secret Garden is a wheelchair friendly environment, however we do require prior notification at the time of booking.

 

Personal Belongings

Please note we cannot accept responsibility for personal belongings.

There are no lockers or space to leave personal belongings so we suggest you only bring essential items.

Prams and pushchairs are allowed within The Secret Garden, however we ask that where possible to keep these to a minimum due to limited space.

Please note no dogs are permitted within The Secret Garden.

 

Contact Us

For The Secret Garden enquiries please contact reservations@thegardensociety.co.uk

The Secret Garden is a private dining experience, the latest creation to arrive at The Garden Society. Whether you’re looking to host a baby shower, birthday party, conference or more, discover four themed secret spaces designed to host your very own private event for up to twenty guests, whatever the weather.

The Secret Garden is available for private and pre-booked events only. Reservations are available at £39 per person, this includes 3 hours of private hire of your secret space, your very own host and an exclusive dining package.

Each booking includes a welcome drink with additional drinks available to be purchased from our menu on the day. A special pre-paid drinks package can be arranged via your host at the time of booking.

Little guests (under 12) are welcome to enjoy The Little Gardener’s High Tea, £20 per child.

How can I book The Secret Garden?

All Secret Garden reservations must be pre-booked online at www.thegardensociety.co.uk

Select your date and secret space online and our hosts will guide you through a tailored experience once your booking is confirmed to help you make the most of your secret experience.

A minimum of 6 tickets must be purchased for hire of one of our secret spaces. If you wish to hire a space with fewer than 6 guests, the hire cost is £300, please email reservations@thegardensociety.co.uk for more information.

Bookings can be made up to 72 hours prior to the event.

All reservations must be paid in full and upfront at the time of booking to secure your secret experience.

Please ensure that you purchase a ticket for each person in your group in one transaction. Additional tickets can only be added 72 hours prior to your booking, please let your host know if you wish to purchase additional bookings for your experience.

Please select the date and the time of your experience carefully as transfers are limited based on availability.

The reservation cost for each space is £39 per person, £20 per child. This includes 3 hours of private hire of your secret space, your very own host and an exclusive dining package.

Hidden away behind the creeping jasmine and boughs of evergreen lies a garden path full of secrets waiting to be discovered in the grounds of The Garden Society, Allington Lane, Fair Oak, SO50 7DD.

Please make sure you have directions to The Garden Society prior to your arrival. Basic directions are also provided on our website www.thegardensociety.co.uk. Directions should be used in conjunction with an up to date map.

The Secret Garden is an outdoor space with appropriate cover however we suggest dressing appropriately for the outside temperature.

Please make sure you have directions to The Garden Society prior to your arrival. Basic directions are also provided on our website www.thegardensociety.co.uk. Directions should be used in conjunction with an up to date map.

Please note parking is limited so allow extra time and where possible travel together as the car park gets very busy during peak days, including weekends.

The Secret Garden is open all year round, whatever the weather! Each of our secret spaces are available for three hours once a day, per space from 12pm – 3pm Monday – Sunday.

Please plan to arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your secret experience start time and visit The Secret Garden check-in to be escorted.

The arrival for each secret space is as follows:

– The Potting Shed: 12:00

– The Souk: 12:15

– The Retreat: 12:30

– The Hideaway: 12:45

Each booking will be sold on a first-come-first-served basis via www.thegardensociety.co.uk

If you are interested in reserving a secret space for a full day please contact reservations@thegardensociety.co.uk

The Secret Garden is an outdoor space open all year round.

Our secret spaces are designed for use whatever the weather with appropriate cover, however we suggest dressing appropriately for the outside temperature throughout the seasons. 

In the event of severe or inclement weather conditions, your host will contact you immediately to reschedule your booking.

Introducing four new secret spaces for you to share with friends, family and colleagues throughout the seasons. The Secret Garden offers something truly special for your next celebration with each secret space. 

The Potting Shed – A traditional English country garden setting with overgrown florals and zinc features

The Souk – A myriad of Middle Eastern colours and textures with arid planting and bejewelled elements, inspired by Jardin Majorelle, Marrakech. 

The Retreat – A Balinese escape with tropical flora in an exotic spa like setting.

The Hideaway – A multifunctional contemporary space with stylised planting and all white features. 

Each secret space includes a themed secret menu of food and drink inspired by the far corners of the world with a choice of afternoon tea, Mediterranean grazing feasts, a Persian mezze and pan-Asian inspired small plates. Your host will present the option to choose one of our four menus for your party available to enjoy in your selected secret space.

Once your reservation has been confirmed you will receive a booking detail request form which will present the option to choose one of our four secret menus for your private event. Our host will shortly follow this up and ensure we have all of the correct information.

Each of our secret menus offer allergen free options for Gluten Free, Vegan and Vegetarian. You will be requested to note all of your guests dietary requirements upon receiving your booking detail request form.

Little guests (under 12) are welcome to enjoy The Little Gardener’s High Tea, £20 per child. This is a child friendly take on an afternoon tea and is included in the Child price ticket.

THE LITTLE GARDENER’S HIGH TEA

Cheddar cheese bagel 

Ham and tomato bagel 

Mini apricot scones with strawberry preserve and clotted cream

Chocolate filled churros

Meringue kisses

Rich chocolate sponge cake

Apple or orange juice

Please request one of our allergen menus via reservations@thegardensociety.co.uk

Each menu includes an alcoholic and non-alcoholic welcome drink on arrival. You will be requested to note all of your guests requirements upon receiving your booking detail request form.

The Bar Menu includes a botanical mix of cocktails and mocktails inspired by each of our four secret spaces.

Unfortunately The Secret Garden does not permit additional food and drink to be brought into any event.

The Secret Garden is the latest creation to The Garden Society offering the hire of four unique private areas within the grounds of The Garden Society. 

Reservations are available at £39 per person, this includes 3 hours of private hire of your secret space, your very own host and an exclusive dining package. 

Our seasonal Afternoon Tea offer is available with a reservations  at £29 per person for seating within The Palm Room.

The Secret Garden is a wheelchair friendly environment, however we do require prior notification at the time of booking.

Please note that a minimum of 6 tickets must be purchased for hire of one of our secret spaces or a minimum spend of £300. If you would like to book for less than 6 people, please email reservations@thegardensociety.co.uk where your reservation will be managed by our host and a prepayment of £300 will be taken.

Please ensure that you purchase a ticket for each person in your group in one transaction. 

Additional seats can only be added 72 hours prior to your booking, please let your host know if you wish to purchase additional bookings for your experience. We do have a maximum capacity of 20 people per space.

If you are interested in reserving more than one secret space in The Secret Garden please contact reservations@thegardensociety.co.uk

The Secret Garden is an outdoor space with appropriate cover however we suggest dressing appropriately for the outside temperature.

Our secret spaces do not include heaters. 

The Secret Garden is designed for use whatever the weather with appropriate cover, however we suggest dressing appropriately for the outside temperature throughout the seasons.

The Secret Garden is designed for use whatever the weather! In the event of severe or inclement weather conditions, your host will contact you immediately to reschedule your booking.

Due to limited capacity, any cancellations requests must be made for at least 7-days prior to your session for a full refund. Requests made within 7-days of your booking will be rescheduled only. 

Please select the date and the time of your experience carefully as transfers are limited based on availability and only up to 72 hour prior to your booking.

In the event that a guest does not arrive for your booking, this will be considered a last-minute cancellation and no refund will be issued.

We will only refund bookings based on a full booking cancellation made 7-days prior to your booking. 

All refunds will be made in one transaction to the same method of payment made at the time of booking. Refunds will be actioned within 72 hours of your event.

Please ensure that you purchase a ticket for each person in your group in one transaction. Additional seats can only be added 72 hours prior to your booking, please let your host know if you wish to purchase additional bookings for your experience.

We will happily accept additional decor for special occasions, please let our team know at the time of booking and they will organise any help required prior to your arrival.

Ambient music is provided in The Secret Garden, unfortunately we can’t play personal playlists for your secret experience. 

Power points are provided in each secret space.

There is parking at The Garden Society, however please note parking is limited, so allow extra time and where possible travel together as the car park gets very busy during peak days, including weekends.

We do not offer a private taxi service however most local taxi firms are familiar with our location.

The Garden Society, Allington Lane, Fair Oak, SO50 7DD. 

Southampton Airport Parkway has connection routes via air and rail and is only 10 mins away.