Coffee Shop Journals | Secret Herb Garden

We found a ‘secret’ little spot in the middle of Edinburgh.  Filled with edible flowers, treats and smiling faces.  The kind of spot you find an instantly fall in love with.
Before we knew it, we had all been sitting chatting and browsing for hours.  There was so much for the kids to see and do, we forgot the time and just enjoyed cups of hot chocolate with homemade elderflower marshmallows.


 The place is buzzing with fragrances and colour and you can’t help but smile as you wander around smelling the herbs and flowers that fill the greenhouse & gardens.
I had the pleasure of meeting one of the owners, Hamish.  He and his wife own the gardens.  They live on site with their 4 children & homemake the most beautiful beeswax candles, edible flowers, cakes, honey, tea & even soaps.  The knowledge of local producers and artists is incredible.  It’s wonderful to see so much support coming from one place.



The comfiest, tattered old chairs fill the greenhouse and cosy little nooks.  You instantly feel right at home when you sink into an oversized arm chair with a good cuppa.  It’s an instagramers dream & I ended up visiting 3 times in as many days and still didn’t run out of things to snap.  The sound of kids giggling travels through the greenhouses as you sit and oogle the beautiful blooms that surround you.  The attention to detail is perfect and yet looks so effortless.  It really is a magical little place to enjoy an afternoon.





Anywhere this inviting for children, relaxing for adults and where my twins can snuggle and fall asleep together on a chair, is fine with me.







 I cannot recommend visiting this little nook as soon as you can.  The secret isn’t so secret anymore!

The Secret Herb Garden, Old Peatland Road, Edinburgh.
Opens 10am – 4pm.

You can check out the rest of the series here: Tea Shop Journals.

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