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If you’ve not been to the Secret Herb Garden yet then now you’ve got an excuse…not that you needed one….

secret herb garden

The Secret Herb Garden opened its doors in May 2014 by Hamish and Liberty Martin who wanted to introduce people to the ‘magical world of herbs’. Located in a once derelict greenhouse to the southwest of Edinburgh the Secret Herb Garden is a place to be enjoyed and embraced by the surrounding herbs, plants and nature. The garden isn’t just about gardening….

There are courses on offer ranging from bee keeping, candle making, a complete range of herbal courses and seed planting activities for children.
There is a fabulous family friendly café serving fresh, healthy, seasonal and wholesome homemade food grown and produced where possible at the Garden. The cakes are divine, trust us, we’ve tried a few….

The herb garden shop supports the products that Hamish and Liberty make from the land such as candles, honey, teas, coffee and freshly cut flowers. Coming very soon, the Secret Herb Garden beer, watch this space.

Next weekend the garden will celebrate a very successful first 12 months and this is what’s happening….


secret herb gardenThe Gardener’s Cottage chefs Ed and Dale will be pottering about the herbs answering any ‘cooking with herbs’ questions you might have. There is storytelling in the Yurt from Amanda Edmiston, children’s seed sowing with the Green Man and much much more. Sharing the celebrations will be Stretch Tents Scotland who’ve got very cool alternatives to marquees – tents that literally stretch – you may have seen them in St Andrew’s Square during the festival last year.

The Family Fun Day is on Saturday 9th May from 10am till 4pm.

Find the Secret Herb Garden at
32A Old Pentland Road
EH10 7EA



Secret Herb Garden full moon suppers


The Owl and the Pussycat went to sea in a beautiful pea-green boat….And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand.
They danced by the light of the moon, the moon, the moon,
They danced by the light of the moon.

Want to do something completely different? How about dinner in a glasshouse under the light of the full moon in a very secret place, well, maybe not so secret if four thousand ‘likes’ on Facebook are anything to go by….

We feel that this is a very special place and think you will too. The Secret Herb Garden is to the south west of Edinburgh and has been brought to life by Hamish and Liberty Martin and is somewhere people can ‘open the door to the magic of herbs’. The seeds for the Secret Herb Garden were first sown in 2011 when Hamish decided to pursue a radical career change from wine to herbs and in the last 12 months it has become a frequent go-to spot for us for tea and cake and a potter about. We even visited on Christmas Eve in the eye of a snow storm and had coffee in a cosy seat by the stove. We really love it.

During the course of this year when the full moon appears you can enjoy dinner in the glasshouse amongst like minded people who love herbs, love experiential dining and enjoy great food and wine. Hamish who has over 20 years experience in the wine trade will introduce matching wines to your dinner and will be introducing the herb garden’s own wine which we’ve heard will NOT give you a hangover…..result.

We’ll be dining at the Secret Herb Garden on Monday 4th May should you care to join us!

Secret Herb Garden full moon suppers Secret Herb Garden full moon suppers Photo credit Jacek Hubner

To book your table, please contact us : Hamish@secretherbgarden.co.uk or call 0776 853 0044

Future dates are….
Saturday, 4 April 2015
Monday, 4 May 2015
Tuesday, 2 June 2015
Thursday, 2 July 2015
Friday, 31 July 2015
Saturday, 29 August 2015
Monday, 28 September 2015
Tuesday, 27 October 2015

£55/person : 4 course meal.
£75/person : 4 course meal and drinks.

All photos thanks to :
Jacek Hubner

Photographer & Filmmaker

And for all you ‘Owl and the Pussy Cat’ fans click below for the full rendition….

secret herb garden full moon suppersOwl created by Adriano Emerick from the Noun Project