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.


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.


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.


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

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  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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