The Secret Garden Party is an annual independent arts and music festival which takes place in Abbots Ripton near Huntingdon. This location is on part of the grounds of a Georgian farm house and has its own lake, river and landscaped gardens. The festival was launched by Fred Fellowes in 2004 as an alternative to the established mainstream music festivals. Since its inception the festival has increased in popularity and size, and has grown from one stage and 1,000 visitors in 2004, to more than 15 stages and 26,000 revellers in 2011.
The Secret Garden Party supports The Campaign Against Living Miserably, which aims to prevent male suicide in the United Kingdom.