where natural beauty blossoms


At The Secret Garden of Beauty we keep a Guest Book, where clients can write their comments.  Here are just a few……..

Samantha, what a ‘healer’. Thank you so much. 

Kathryn, what a fantastic pedi- thanks so much!

Thank you Aldene, I love my nails. Lovely talk too, I was listening to every word.

Sam has magic hands! Thank you!

Thank you so much Jan- you have taken many away- I look forward to my next treatment. 

Amanda as always you have made me look and feel fabulous- thank you!

Thanks Pahola for lush eyes! 

Thank you soooo much Pahola, I am feeling so relaxed. 

Thanks to Aldene for making me so relaxed and a lovely chat! – You’re amazing!

Came in feeling awful and going out feeling on top of the world. Wow! Thank you Kathryn. 

Thank you so much Jade, what an amazing way to spend my birthday, I’ve already made my next appointment. 

Jan’s first day here and she was FANTASTIC! So relaxing. Thanks Jan!

Samantha, thank you for a wonderful facial and massage,  you have a magic touch! Thank you so much.

Wonderful, wonderful Amanda. Such a treat, thank you!

First time here, brilliant thank you so much Amanda. 

Amanda and Louise
Such a relaxing place when you want a little bit of ‘me time’. The girls are so welcoming and lovely. I couldn’t imagine going anywhere else.
Thank you Pahola. 

Michelle and Alison
Thank you Jade. A wonderful experience of a new treatment. 

I feel I’m in heaven, thank you Aldene. 

Thank you my angel Kath!xx

Samantha, that was fab! wonderfully sublime! See you very soon.

Amazing experience and my shoulders feel much better for it. Thank you Samantha, see you soon. 

It was absolutely magical, thank you Amanda.

Thank you Sam, I feel better already. 

A lovely facial from Aldene, feel relaxed and my skin is super smooth. Thank you x

Aldene, so very good to see you. Your massage was wonderful and I feel so good! Many thanks

Pahola, thank you yet again for the most amazing massage. You are the best! 

Sheila, you do such a wonderful job and you are always smiling!- Kathryn, you have been amazing once again. See you soon. 

Aldene, the most relaxing facial ever. My skin looks fab and I feel awesome! Thank you so much! 

Pahola, best wax ever! Fabulous place thank you so much for making me feel comfortable. 

To Samantha, thank you, now I feel totally relaxed. 

Amazing as always Kathryn!


As always Kath you have transformed both myself and my daughter. 

Thank you so much Jade for a lovely treatment, I feel so much better! 

Kathryn, this was my first time for a pedicure and I will certainly come again, perhaps for something else too. I was made to feel very welcome. This is a lovely place to be. 

Fab massage and facial plus reflexology, you put me to sleep every time.

Lovely massage from Jade, the stress has lifted. 

Brilliant treatment all round and excellent customer service. Made my birthday extra special.

Wonderful ‘Top to Toe’, it was so lovely to have an hour of peace and calm. 

Amanda and Louise
Amazing threading from Pahola and all the staff are wonderful thank you so much for looking after us.

What a fabulous treatment- the massage was fantastic and felt relaxed straight away. Thank you. 

What a welcome treat!- That massage Sam, was the best ever! 

Another relaxing time with Kathryn. Fantastic I cannot wait until next time. 

Jade, my angel with healing hands. Thank you very much for fantastic treatments. I can’t live without them. 

This was my first time in the Secret Garden (Eyebrows with Amanda). They are lovely ladies and great treatments. I had a fab time. Thank you. 

First time at the Secret Garden, excellent service, great experience with Pahola. 

My shoulders, head and neck massage was out of this world! Kathryn was fantastic and I have booked again for 4 weeks time. I loved it and feel great. 

Amazing foot treatment as usual, it feels like I am walking on air. My nails are beautiful. Thank you. 

Amazing first bamboo massage! Very relaxing thank you Pahola! I will be back for another very soon. 

Yasmin and Carl
Lovely massage and experience. 

Gets better each time. Wonderful, thanks Samantha!


Another amazing massage Sam- so relaxing, I loved every minute of it. Thank you so much. 

Thanks Sam, a fantastic massage yet again. I am truly hooked. See you next week for reflexology. 

Thank you Amanda, I always feel better after having my pedicure and eyebrows done. I will be having my eyelashes etc done before holidays.

Amazing service once again. Thanks Aldene

Floral facial with Jade, Bellisimo! Such a lovely relaxing start to the week- Thank you so very much Jade. 

Fabulous ‘Top to Toe’ as always, thank you Samantha. 

Amazing once again Kathryn, thank you so much. 

I have been coming here for many years! What a remarkable place. I have received so many wonderful treatments with Aldene.
Thank you so much. 

My first visit…wonderful! Pahola is excellent and I feel lovely and relaxed. Thank you x


Kathryn, the Bamboo massage was fab, thank you so much, I feel like I am walking in air.

Leanne Newman

Aldene, lovely friendly lady – thank you so much.


Indian Head Massage by the delightful Samantha, the best ever. Thanks so much.


Amazing relaxing facial by Pahola.


Samantha is trying her very best to knead out all my knots – uphill challenge. She’s lovely and I look forward to my next visit.

Caroline Collard

I love coming to The Secret Garden, all the ladies are wonderful and the treatments are spectacular.  Thank you so much.

Chris Nunn

Sometimes ‘Secrets’ have to be shared… A lovely massage by Samantha, I love coming here, it always very welcoming.

Suzanne Ware

Thank you, wonderful experience, staff lovely. My first facial, just magical. Pahola was lovely, so professional


Best massage I have ever had. Be back on regular basis for more. Many, many thanks Samantha.

Nicola P

Fantastic massage and facial by Melissa.


Aldene, fab, floating on air!


Best massage I have ever had, thanks very much Sam. Will be back.


Thank you for rescuing my feet Amanda!


Thank you so much Samantha, I can’t remember the last time I felt so relaxed.


Samantha, you are a marvel, a wonderful massage and I now feel very invigorated and relaxed, thank you so much.


Aldene, That was fab! Really relaxed. Wonderful  for afternoon of treatments, will be back again.


A wonderful and pleasant experience! I would recommend the back massage, it was very enjoyable and soothing. Thank you Samantha.


Kath and Sam, mum and I had a lovely relaxing time…. Enjoyed our facials and cuppa & cake afterwards. Looking forward to our next appointment.


Very relaxing and calming.  Kathryn was lovely. Thank you very much.


I highly recommend Sam. Absolutely amazing massage, very professional, friendly atmosphere.  Have had massages all over the world and Samantha bit then every time. Amazing – thank you


Bysedd hudolus! Diolch o galon. X

Ange Reeves

Amazing Sam, fantastic. Big thank you . Xxx

Beth & Ceri-Anne

Thans Aldene for the almost painless waxing! 😀😀


Great massage.


That was fantastic Amanda, thanks x


Best yet Kathryn, thank you.

Sarah, Aimee, Jen & Kim

Thank you Sam  and Catherine for looking after us this afternoon. We all had a wonderful time.

Sheil Jenkins

Thank you Amanda for working so hard with my nails, they are lovely.


First time here, it was fab! Amazing massage, lovely brows and yummy tea and cake. Thanks so much! xx


Another amazing facial with Kath (angel x) Honey Bee!! FAB.


Amazing Back, Neck and Shoulder massage by Kathryn, always such a lovely relaxing experience.  X

Pam W

Aldene, I’ve waited over a year- worth the wait. I’ll be back!

Catherine S

Aldene, you have the most wonderful staff. They are kind and considerate and make me feel special. Thank you.


Always love having my eyebrows waxed and tinted here, love this place. Thank you! X


Thank you for a lovely and relaxing facial Aldene


Absolutely wonderful massage/facial with Aldene! Many thanks x


Amazing massage with Reflexology.  Best i’ve had. X


I have had the ‘Butterfly Massage’ with Sam, it was the most relaxing time I have ever had. Feeling very spaced out and chilled now. Thanks Sam


Great first massage experience many thanks Amanda 


A wonderful treatment- thank you Samantha, will come again xx


Aldene always makes me feel wonderful- Thank you xx


I had a fab facial with Anais and felt so much better and she explained all the products to me. Lovely girl!x


I had a lovely time for Sian’s 50th birthday, her lovely treat. My hot stones with lovely Anais was fabulous, amazeballs and thank you for our lovely ‘Tea and Cakes’ xxx

Sarah Butler

My first ever hot stone massage by Anais it was “amazeballs” I will definitely be back, thank you so much 🙂 

Sian and Neale

Thank you for the lovely re-balancing for my birthday. I thoroughly enjoyed and will definitely be back.

NB. Thanks to Jeanette Roberts and Sarah Butler for the lovely treat.


Samthantha, I am literally floating…thank you xx


Aldene, thank you so much for the lovely facial. I will see you in 4 weeks xx


Jade once again, thank you. Amazing x

I could have stayed and slept the night I was so relaxed.


Jade, you have worked your magic again. Thank you so much x


Samantha’s Balinese was very special- Thank you x 


Walking on air as always after Amanda has waved her magic wand x x 


Thank you Kathryn for amazing Sport Massages. The knots in my back and shoulders have loosened and I feel heaps better already 🙂 xx


Thank you Kathryn for my wonderful Bamboo Massage and Balinese Head Massage for my birthday. Now I feel ready to party! x


Samantha’s Reflexology is absolutelybeautiful! i reccomend this treatment if you would like to unwind, relax and have a little sleep! I feel so much better and will be having this treatment again xxx


Thank you Amanda my feet feel and look great, really enjoyed my birthday treat! xx


An amazing birthday treat Aldene, thank you xx


Jade- you are gifted, an amazing massage as usual 🙂 


Amanda, you always make my feet feel wonderful. Thank you very much x


That was wonderful as always. Wish I lived nearer but I always look forward to coming here. See you next year. x x


Absolutely outstanding massage with Samantha. Can’t wait to come back for another!

Julia & Jane

Brilliant staff, lovely and relaxing. Thank you so much, defo will be back x 

Karen, Hannah & Katie

Thank you for the lovely treatments we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves x x

Danielle, Cara, Menna & Becky

Thank you for a lovely afternoon of pampering. Amazing experience everytime x x x


Beautiful “American Eyebrows” and i only had to visit Barry to have them. This place is a wonderful secret- Thanks.


This is a truly wonderful place. I love all the treatments! Outstanding!


Another wonderful massage from angel Kath. 


Always nice having my brows done here! It’s a real treat.


Best nails ever! Amanda is fab!


It was lovely coming to have a Gelish Manicure with Kath. Now to book more treatments.


A wonderful, very needed hot stones massage with Samantha. Thank you Sam.


Amazing Bamboo Massage by Samantha. Will be booking in for another ASAP.


That was wonderful Sam. Look forward to it next time.


A really lovely and calming place with friendly staff. Thank you!


I have been coming to the Secret Garden before it was even born and i have never written anything in this book. It should be full of appreciation for Aldene and her staff for all their kindness to me. Aldene, thank you so much for making me feel so special and making me feel like I am putting me first. Preparation for my son’s wedding went like a dream.


Amazing!! Thank you.


Wonderful massage once again Aldene. You have the perfect touch! Thank you very much.

Jocye M

Jade, what a wonderful relaxing massage, thanks.

Sylvia A

Amanda, thank you so much, my feet feel wonderful. See you soon “I Hope” 

Judy M

A wonderful experience Sam- I have been for a few facials but this was the best! 

Wendy T

Myself and 7 friends celebrated my 50th birthday with fabulous team her, we’ve had a blast!

Thank you all Wendy T  xxxx

Judy M

A wonderful experience – have been for a few Facials at other places, but this one with Sam was the best.

Sylvia A

Amanda, Thank you so much, my feet feel wonderful.  See you soon “I hope”.


Aldene – you and your girls are amazing!  I’ve been coming here for a long time now for various treatments and I can honestly say that nowhere else compares to the Secret Garden – the atmosphere and ambience is so tranquil and special.  I have just had one of the best massages I’ve ever had from Kathryn – I would highly recommend her!  Tea and cake is such a nice touch also.  Thank you as always xxx

Judy C

Just had the most wonderful massage, the best I have ever had!!! with Kathryn an angel.xxx                            A wonderful autumn/winter rescue with Kath.  Thank you xx                                                                           

A lovely relaxing massage with Samantha in the beautiful Green Room.  Thank you Samantha x



My first beauty treatment for my 28thbirthday was lush!!  The staff  are amazing and took care of my every need.  Wish I lived nearer so I could come every week.  London xx



Thanks  Aldene.  Amazing massage!  So good and I left so relaxed!  Can’t wait to come back next time I’m down.  xx

Drew P

Had a lovely facial with my Mum.  So relaxing and the service was wonderful!  Thank you!

Oh my goodness- amazing Kathryn, you will be seeing me again, and I will spread the word x



Thank you so much. My feet feel amazing and look amazing. Enjoyed my me time for my birthday. Thank you X

Siobhan Nichols

Thank you very much Sam for the lovely facial treatment. You made me feel very special. Hope to book you again. Many thanks.

Siobhan Nichols

Back again! The pedicure and manicure are real transformations. Thank you so much Amanda. See you again.


My feet feel lovely after Amanda’s treatment. Plus I am going home with orange and glitter painted on my toes. Thank you, I feel like a new person.


I come here after a stressful drive to get here and am leaving completely relaxed and soothed. Thank you very much to Samantha for the wonderful, enjoyable, caring treatment. Best wishes.


Daughter was raving about the Secret Garden so she got me vouchers. Jade is Fab, great facial, feel great, will definitely be back. X

Beth and Jill

First time for us having a facial and we absolutely loved it – very relaxing, worked wonders for my skin.  Thank you!


A little bit of heaven!  Thanks to all girls for all my wonderful treatments.  Xx


Kath is amazing!!! A brilliant massage.   Thank you my darling xx


Melissa, thank you so much for my treatments last evening and for the lovely chat – always a pleasure to come to the Secret Garden of Beauty, it’s like my escape heaven.

Kath is very friendly and did a fab job on my eyebrows.


Jade- what a wonderful relaxing massage, thanks


Wonderful massage once again Aldene. You have the perfect touch! Thank you very much x


30th birthday today and had a full body pregnancy massage – perfect start to my day! I would recommend this treatment as a gift for a mum-to-be.

First time here and a very relaxing experience, thank you Kathryn.

Melissa – beautiful and relaxing. Thank you
Skin Scanner and prescription Dermalogica facial with Mel *AMAZING*. So relaxing and my skin felt amazing afterwards. Looking forward to next time.
Thanks Mel + thank you for my free gift-awesome xxx
Dear Aldene & Staff

Just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to your staff for being so kind to my boyfriend. After a rather panicky phone call earlier in the evening when he’d got utterly lost in Barry, he came home totally beaming from the experience. Thanks for being so understanding and the wonderful service; it really was above and beyond!

Can’t wait to come and experience the Secret Garden for myself, in fact I think I might call and book some treatments this afternoon for myself and a friend who visiting next weekend! Oh what to pick!

Big Huge thank you!!  (Received by e-mail)

Thank you to the secret Garden for getting me ready for my holiday with exfoliation and wax treatments- because of this I’ve had a stress free run up to my holiday and we all know how stressful holidaying can be! Thank you, I’m off to Crete now.

Jade you have an amazing gift. Thank you for making me feel human again. Big thanks. Geraldine.

Amazing facial with Melissa- Thank you xx

Dearest Samantha – What a special and much needed heavenly four hours! You are special. Your hands and face are calm and kind and healing. Thank you.

Thank you girl for a wonderful afternoon of relaxation for Jeannie’s 40th- Lovely! Xx

Thank you girls for a wonderful birthday treat afternoon tea too! Was a fabulous 40th birthday surprise! Jeanette

To the wonderful Aldene – what an amazing facial as always. I feel so relaxed and just love coming here. Thank you

Thank you Sam, for the amazing treatment and your kind advice. Many Thanks.

Yet again another wonderful experience, many thanks

Always great service, thanks girls! X

Aldene has magic ‘fingers’ really wonderful facial.

An absolutely fantastic facial! Thanks Aldene! X

Debra M (via e-mail)

I would like to say thank you to Samantha for such a wonderful experience yesterday. I understand that I was her first client to have this procedure and I would like to say what an experience. Having had a very stressful week I was looking forward to some ‘me-time’ on Sunday and I was not disappointed. By the end of the treatment I was floating and for the first time in weeks my mind was as ease. I took Samantha’s advice and put my feet up for the rest of the day and after a rest night I woke up feeling calm and refreshed for the first time in many weeks. So, once again, thank you and I look forward to returning next month and yes the appointment is already booked!


Thank you all so much for the wonderful treatments, the tea and cakes were amazing and my bridesmaids and myself thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon! X

Jo B

Very gently facial waxing, lovely, thank you Melissa.x


Amazing facial with Melissa, thank you.x


Huge thank you to Amanda for an amazing hour of relaxtion and release!  Arrived stressed and left feeling the best I have in weeks! Feel amazing after an amazing pedicure.xx


A massive ‘thank you’ to Melissa, for the pre-holiday pampering.  A wonderful excuse to have some ‘me-time’. xx


Had the most amazing and relaxing eyelash/brow tint and wax ever, who knew that a brow wax could be so pain free and relaxing!!! Aso, just want to say that I was feeling a bit under the weather, so Aldene recommended the Autumn/Winter Rescue and I have never felt better, does exactly what it says and more.  So would highly recommend and will be definately be back!  Thanks Melissa xx


Mel, once again you have made me feel amazing.  You send me to another world (zzzz!!).  Heavenly.  Thank you so much. x


Samantha, Thank you so much for such a relaxing and healing treatment.  I feel so calm and pampered.  Many thanks. x


Jade you have an amazing gift.  Thank you for making me feel human again.  Big, Big Thanks.


My first entry in this book – long overdue after so many amazing treatments and soothing visits.  Thank you Melissa for an uplifting treatment, I feel re-energised! (Top-to-Toe). X


Amazing treatment Mel.  Well done Aldene and all the staff, it was super to see the place so beautiful and peaceful.


Thank you Secret Garden and Melissa for an amazing relaxing day.  I will be telling all my friends to come! xx


Always my ‘Sanctuary’, my little bit of  ‘me time’.  I love coming here.  Thank you Jade, you make me feel soooo special!


Always a professional, caring and wonderful exprience from Aldene and the girls.  I really look forward to coming.


I love the hot stone massage as it was so relaxing.  The Secret Garden is a lovely place to relax.

Emma B

I love every, single thing about ‘The Secret Garden of Beauty; treatments, the relaxing atmosphere as you walk through the door, the girlies.  I have been to many Spa’s, but nothing ever compares!


Jade’s massage is ‘out of this world’.  Enjoyed every second and such good value for money.  I will be back at every opportunity.


Thank you so much for my treatments and your love and attention.


Such a beautiful place to relax and unwind.  Highly recommend the Frangrant Flower Escape with Samantha.




Always a pleasure to have a treatment with any of the kind and beautiful girls at The Secret Garden.


Where to start…….. The Secret Garden of Beauty is the most amaaaaaaaaaazing and magical salon I have ever been to. Barry is the luckiest town to have such a lovely place to go for treatmentswhether it be a beauty treatment such as eyebrow shaping, or a relaxing facial or massage, 1st class service is always given. All of the girls are lovely, friendly and highly experienced and fabulous in all that they do. The decor is beautiful and you really do feel like your entering a Secret Little haven from the moment you step in! I’ve had every treatment possible with each of the girls, and really can’t rate it enough! Everybody needs a bit of Secret Garden in their life! Enjoy! 


What a fabulous place! I have been visiting Aldene for many years to receive wonderful treatments in a calm and peaceful environment. Everyone demonstrates total professionalism.  It’s “simply the best”! xxx


(Hot chocolate facial) Amazing, I feel 16 again.  My skin feels wonderful.


Very happy with my treatment.  Feel very relaxed.  Highly recommended J


What a lovely, calming place. You feel so warm inside when you arrive and when you leave, it’s like walking on air!  Thanks for a wonderful Pedi –Plus + Mandy.  Feet beautiful once again.  Lots of love & hugs xx


A beautiful, relaxing salon.  The best facial I have ever had.  Will definitely be back.  Very friendly staff.  Many thanks.


What a beautiful salon and such lovely girls…I always love my treatments with you.  Lots of love xxx


Thank you love you all.  Feel so relaxed, can’t wait to come again.


What a treat!  Such a haven and wanted to stay all day long!  Forget me not package was wonderful and I feel relaxed to face the world again.  See you very soon xxx

Val & Jean

Relaxed as you walk in and such a treat to have nice eyebrows.


Who needs a facelift when Aldene does your eyebrows!!


Yet again I feel really pampered and relaxed.  What a treat it is coming here.  Thanks so much.


Absolutely fab – my feet feel like new and I’ve got eyebrows I thought I’d never have.  The ambience and welcome is wonderful.  I will be coming back be rest assured.


First time here, it won’t be the last.  Made me feel more than welcome.  Lovely relaxing place, staff absolutely fabulous. x


The Secret Garden of Beauty is my sanctuary.  I love coming here for treatments of all kinds and I can honestly say every single one is amazing.  The service you receive is better than any I have had from other salons and even 5* spa hotels.  The prices are very good value for money and all the staff are incredible at their job.  I love everything about The Secret Garden and will continue to come as long as you are open!  Thank you for everything xx


Love the décor, treatments and the staff!  Always have my brows done and they are fab!!  Much love for this place xx


Amanda Pedi-plus+ is wonderful, she is an angel with my feet, I feel as if I’m walking on air after my treatment.  Secret Garden is a wonderful place, I want to live there.


The Secret Garden is a place of solace and beauty.  The fairies in the garden always help to lift my spirits and make every visit a magical experience.  What would we all do without their magic touch?  From relaxing massage to makeovers which make you feel truly amazing…..the secret garden and its wonderful fairies are my not so guilty pleasure!  Thanks to all the fairies xxxx


Pure bliss as always.  Thank you Aldene, you’re a real Angel! Xx


Long-time client – little bit of paradise away from the world, I love coming here.  Mandy is fab XXX


The Secret Garden made me look amazing on my wedding day and helped me by providing massages during my pregnancy. Real miracle workers. Thank you all so very much. X


Please move to Yorkshire Aldene!! J x


I always look forward to my visits for complete relaxation, a lovely place to be and unwind. Great service and I always feel very welcome. Worth every penny! X


The Secret Garden is my sanctuary!


What did we do pre- Aldene??? Love sally x

I look forward to coming, Aldene should be on the NHS or she should be small enough to take home. This is the best place on earth!


Nothing is too much trouble, to a kindly word or friendly advice. To a full blow treatment- end results= J x long may you reign. Thank you ladies.


The hot stones massage was a great treatment. Can recommend, feeling very relaxed. Thanks all!


Very professional and worthwhile. Treatment purpose was to unload stress and tensions. Highly recommended. Thank you. (Hot Stones Massage)


Came away feeling truly pampered, a very personal and special treatment. Cheers!


Love my four weekly visits, from eyebrows to hot stones massage. Always looked after, pampered and spoilt. Aldene and the girls do a wonderful job and I always feel so at home when I visit. Thank you X


Thanks for everything this year, my ups and downs, the wedding and just for being lovely caring girls. Good health to you all for 2013. God bless X


From the moment I step over the threshold, till the moment I leave, I feel the beauty of The Secret Garden.