“From the moment I step over the threshold, till the moment I leave, I feel the ‘beauty’ of The Secret  Garden”

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

Kathryn, what a fantastic pedi- thanks so much!

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

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

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. 

FANTASTIC! So relaxing. Thanks Jan!

Wonderful, wonderful. Such a treat, thank you!

First time here, brilliant thank you so much. 

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.

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

It was absolutely magical, thank you. Xx

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

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! 

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. 

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

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. They are lovely ladies and great treatments. I had a fab time. Thank you.

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 service once again. Thanks Aldene

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

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.


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.

Caroline Collard

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

Suzanne Ware

Thank you, wonderful experience, staff lovely. 

Nicola P

Fantastic massage and facial.


Aldene, fab, floating on air.


Thank you for rescuing my feet!


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.


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


Bysedd hudolus! Diolch o galon. Xx

Beth & Ceri-Anne

Thans Aldene for the almost painless waxing! 😀😀


Great massage.


That was fantastic, thanks x


Best yet Kathryn, thank you.


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


First time here, it was fab! Amazing massage, lovely brows.


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


Great first massage experience many thanks. 


Aldene always makes me feel wonderful- Thank you.

Sian and Neale

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


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.


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! 


An amazing birthday treat Aldene, thank you xx


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


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

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 “Celebrity 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 girls!


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


Best nails ever! Wonderful!


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.

Wendy T

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

Thank you all Wendy T  xxxx


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!  Thank you as always xx


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!


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


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


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


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. 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.

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

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


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!  xx


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


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


Thank you Secret Garden  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.




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


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


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.  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.