Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme…

Posted by on May 30, 2011 in Activities, CBD, Random, Shopping, Vegetarian | 2 comments

Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme…

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And no need to go to Scarborough fair. This has to be one of the coolest things I have seen in the city. A community herb garden nestled on the top floor of Melbourne Central in the sun filled walkway to the former Myer.

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It is a little bizarre walking past the designer shops that fill the top floor of this urban shopping centre towards a garden. Sort of magical too.

The garden is entirely indoors and came complete with fake grass, deck chairs, picnic table and herbs you can pick (yipee). I was here about a week ago and while impressed with range, many of the herbs felt a little young to pick. I did however leave with some chives and two pineapple basil leaves – they smelt amazing so added them to my steamed rice and veggies. Yum.

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I really hope there is a way to keep this garden going as it not only seems a perfect winter retreat (look for the girl on a chair with a book) but a great way for me to access some of the more interesting herbs that the supermarkets forgot.

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And on an aside if you are wondering what is happening to the old Myer building it’s going to become The Emporium, Melbourne.

http://www.ndy.com/ndylightprojects/emporium-melbourne

http://www.theage.com.au/national/artdeco-landmark-lonsdale-house-to-be-bulldozed-20090727-dygh.html

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2 Comments

  1. Interesting. I love the idea and hope more shopping centres adopt it.

    • Me too Colline. I can easily see something like this at Doncaster or Chaddy.

      Thanks for reading the blog!

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