We're going on a herb hunt – Edinburgh Adventure

We're going on a herb hunt – Edinburgh Adventure

After last weeks slight disaster at Cammo, I was keen to perservere with an adventure. The weather has been a bit random this month, I sense a tune coming:

SUN, SLEET, RAIN, REPEAT.

If you watch my Insta stories, you will see I’ve been raving in the kitchen a fair bit as I blast Radio 1 and tune into the Ibiza parties in the sunshine.  One can but dream.

This weekend a compromise was required.  Hubs wanted to hit Costco, one of his favourite places in Edinburgh.  I kid you not, the girl at the till said to him “I see you more than I see my husband”.  Cringe.  The compromise was that I could choose what we did for the first couple of hours of Sunday Funday before a one way ticket to Straighton retail park.  So I chose The Secret Herb Garden because:

1 – I have wanted to go for ages.

2 – It was on route.

So off we went on our merry way.  I love these little adventures becauase they bring out the big kid in me.  I played on the word “secret” which the kids loved, avoided the word bear and called it “our secret herb hunt”.  The bonus was that I knew, unlike the week previous, that there was decent coffee up for grabs.

The secret herb garden, Edinburgh

The secret herb garden, Edinburgh

The secret herb garden, Edinburgh

The secret herb garden, Edinburgh

The vibes were super chilled, the gardens are lovely to walk around.  The kids loved smelling the “secret and magic” herbs and exploring the “secret” gardens.  We said “shhhhhhhh” a lot as we ran/walked around.

The secret herb garden, Edinburgh

The secret herb garden, Edinburgh

Our little girl is pretty terrified of bees right now so I thought there was potential for another meltdown when I saw this sign.  Thankfully all was good and the kids enjoyed seeing the honey in the observatory.

The secret herb garden, Edinburgh

The secret herb garden, Edinburgh

The secret herb garden, Edinburgh

The secret herb garden, Edinburgh

The glasshouse full of herbs, plants and little suprises is a great place. What I love is that there are tables nestled around with little quirky additions.  If you want to sit and chill in the glasshouse, the team in the cafe will bring your coffee and food to you.  Bonus.  Again, super chilled vibes and lovely coffee and homemade food.  A huge box tick for me and with plenty to occupy the kids, stress levels were limited.

The secret herb garden, Edinburgh

The secret herb garden, Edinburgh

The cake selection was bang on.  I let Bonnie decide and she opted for the vanilla and chocolate vegan cake.  The cheese and mustard or raisin and cinnamon scones looked delicious, as did the pear and almond cake.

The secret herb garden, Edinburgh

The secret herb garden homemade cakes

The secret herb garden, Edinburgh

Coffee and cake love

The secret herb garden, Edinburgh

The secret herb garden, Edinburgh

I’m really glad we finally checked this place out.  I would defintely go back, next time for soup and a scone (and another coffee ovbs).

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The secret herb garden, Edinburgh

The secret herb garden, Edinburgh

The secret herb garden, Edinburgh

The secret herb garden, Edinburgh

The secret herb garden, Edinburgh

The secret herb garden, Edinburgh

The secret herb garden, Edinburgh

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2 Comments

  1. theweereadingneuk
    August 7, 2017 / 6:57 pm

    Oooh, looks lovely. Never been here but have been meaning to for ages. I think it could be the perfect place to take the kids next week before they head back to school. Cakes especially look delicious!! Lora x

    • August 7, 2017 / 7:03 pm

      Such nice vibes fingers crossed the rain goes away 🙈🙈😘😘

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