The Secret Herb Garden announces dates for the 2020 full moon dinner – here’s everything you need to know


Image: The secret garden of aromatic herbs

The Secret Herb Garden in the southwest of the capital was created by Hamish and Liberty Martin to celebrate “the magic of herbs,” and full moon dinners are a natural progression.

Hamish, who left his wine career to set up the project, has created a garden that offers visitors the chance to experience herbs and taste great food and drink in beautiful surroundings.

Monthly Full Moon Dinners offer guests the opportunity to eat a four-course meal cooked by a Scottish chef in the magical setting of the greenhouse.

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On top of that, Hamish draws on his twenty years of experience in the wine industry to match the perfect wine for every meal.

During the first dinners, Liberty and Hamish said they were inspired by their passion for the moon, which they consider as important, if not more than the sun, in the life of herbs and plants.

Hamish said: “Obviously the main thing will be for people to enjoy good food and good wine in such a unique environment, but we also hope to make people aware of the importance of the moon and its central place in life. Plant.”

Each month will feature a different menu, and Hamish says part of the fun is using plants that many perceive as weeds, as part of every meal.

He said, “We use these wild plants, not only because of their abundance and accessibility, but also because many people are unaware of their excellent hidden properties as good food and even as medicine.

“We really want to promote the idea of ​​community and show the importance of food not only in terms of subsistence but also for social well-being.”

Next year the following chefs will cook at Secret Herb Garden: Ed and Dale of Gardener’s Cottage; Alan Dickson of Ten Hill Place; The Radford family of Timberyard; Tom Lewis of Monachyle Mhor; Scott Smith from Fhior and Barry Bryson from Cater Edinburgh.

Wednesday April 8, 2020 – Maison du Jardinier

Thursday May 7, 2020 – Ten Hill Place Hotel

Friday June 5, 2020 – Timberyard

Sunday July 5, 2020 – Fhior

Monday August 3, 2020 – Monachyle Mhor

Wednesday September 2, 2020 – Cater Edinburgh

Guests should arrive at 7:00 p.m. for a 7:30 p.m. departure and dinner will end around 10:30 p.m. / 11:00 p.m.

£ 60 per person: 4-course meal

£ 80 per person: 4-course meal and assorted wines

You will find more information and how to book here.


Terri S. Tomasini