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Secret Herb Garden

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Quirky surprise

This is quite a find and a fun place to visit. Set in rural surroundings although very close to... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2018
MelroseMunchkin
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Melrose, United Kingdom
Will Go Back

We live quite near here, but had never been in. Visited on 17 May 2018. Had a good wander around... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2018
Andrew G
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Penicuik, United Kingdom
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32A Old Pentland Road | Damhead, Edinburgh EH10 7EA, Scotland
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Although we stay nearby this was our first visit. I think I was more excited seeing the various animals than my 1 year old nephew ha ha. I do agree with a fellow reviewer that it would be helpful if it was clear if table...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch at the secret garden. Two soups with bread. Small mugs of soup, scraps of bread. The soup was OK, but one soup was served in a mug so dirty on the inside that the dirt scraped off with your spoon. Gross. Staff not...More

1  Thank Penguino1
HamishSHG, Owner at Secret Herb Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We have read your post, but maybe you have shared a little too much information re your wife’s bowel movement! We are sorry you didn’t enjoy your meal which both the soup and bread are made onsite fresh every morning with organic ingredients. Re the...More

Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Very disappointed in the lukewarm coffee. Problem with wasps feeding on the cake selection which given that they are dirty insects was very off putting! Gardens were lovely as usual.

Thank IRENE B
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Had a simple but delicious lunch here of quiche and fresh sale, followed by a perfect coffee and slice of chocolate banana cake. It really could not have been more pleasant, I had a wander round the herb gardens was well and there is even...More

Thank Alison G
Reviewed 5 July 2018

It was so nice to revisit the Secret Herb Garden and see how it has evolved. Still the same lovely (gorgeous actually) vintage styling, surrounded by natural beauty and serving great quality coffee, cake etc. Do have a wander to see the pigs, geese and...More

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Reviewed 28 June 2018

This is quite a find and a fun place to visit. Set in rural surroundings although very close to the city. A most interesting nursery with a beautiful garden and lots to look at. In June the glasshouse was full of figs, peaches, grapevines etc...More

1  Thank MelroseMunchkin
Reviewed 12 June 2018

My favourite place, found it by accident but now go every couple of weeks always telling people about it but think I might have to stop it as might not get a seat soon lol seriously it's lovely even in winter wrap up and sit...More

1  Thank isobel F
Reviewed 22 May 2018

We live quite near here, but had never been in. Visited on 17 May 2018. Had a good wander around, and were tempted by some plants, but didn't have the means to get them home. Enjoyed seeing the saddleback pigs as well. Decided to have...More

Thank Andrew G
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

Really liked this place and can really recommend the cheese scones. It's slow but in a good way. Nice staff and would be great for a coffee and a read if you want some alone time.

1  Thank LanceAmbulance
Reviewed 15 May 2018

Was recommended by an former colleague and was not disappointed a huge host of herbs on display, odds and sods for sale and homely fayre super soup and bread, a great variance of seating areas in the open and covered recommended even your do not...More

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Anne B
10 April 2016|
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Response from SecretHerbGarden | Property representative |
Hi Anne, we are open daily 10am-4pm. If you need any other general information you should be able to find it via our website or on our facebook page, best wishes, Hamish
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Response from ClaireLamb | Reviewed this property |
I was at the Secret Herb Garden today, the cafe serves scones, cakes, quiche salad and soup. There were around 6 big fresh cakes to chose a slice of and maybe 3 types of scones. My mum had a cheese scone, she said it was so... More
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