Herb Garden at South Bank Centre, London


So I was waiting for a fellow blogger friend Nisha of Look Who Is Cooking Too at the Southbank Centre. I was waiting, minding my own business, checking my phone, occasionally gazing at the Thames regally flowing  by, occasionally checking out the people enjoying themselves on a sunny London afternoon, when I spied this pop-up greenhouse. Now that looked interesting, so I strolled over. OMG I discovered this lovely space filled with gunny bag after gunny bag of herbs. Some had descriptions, some did not. It did not matter, I felt as if I have been transported into a specialised herb shop, right in the middle of the touristy hustle & bustle of  Southbank. Back home I did some digging and found out that this summer the Southbank Centre is hosting the Festival of Neighbourhood--a celebration of people and places that surround us.  I could not resist taking a few photographs which I must share with you. Check them out and then we can drool over these beauties together, maybe over a mug of tea?


Fresh and vibrant, ready to flavour any food to make it irresistible! Also these herbs have great medicinal qualities!


Not only flavouring, these herbs can be used to garnish plates & bowls of food to make food look appetising & colourful!

Gooseberry trifle with bay and elderflower jelly? Oh why not!


Sage, lavender, mint....some of the herbs I could easily identify!


 And these cute wooden labels, not only labelling the herb, but giving giving a recipe suggestion as well.

 
 “Imagine the clouds dripping
Dig a hole in your garden to
put them in”
Yoko Ono, Grapefruit: A Book of Instructions and Drawings
Source: Goodreads 

 
Hope you enjoyed the stroll through the herb garden as much as I did. Now what about that cup of tea and a little chat?

29 comments :

  1. Suchi , near our place is the Flower Market and there are some herbs there as well , not much though . I love herbs but I can't grow them to save my life - read : black thumb tsk ! I love this pop-up greenhouse , those beauties just make me drool :D They look wonderful ! Those beauties are for sale ? Did you buy some ? Love your photos esp with the Suchi-inspired watermark ;D

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    1. Nopes they were not on sale, rather they were used by a posh restaurant in the site Anne :-)

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  2. Beautiful photos and ideas how to grow herbs...Great job Suchi!

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  3. What a lovely garden to venture upon! In the South Bank too. Makes for a lot of day dreaming and imagining of what all you can do with them. Hope they inspired you to create something.

    Nazneen

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    1. Not really Nazneen, I am totally off cooking for the past few weeks, I am guessing it's the heat and hoping that with time it will go and I will be back in the kitchen, inspired and experimenting, till then I take photos and share stories :-)

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  4. Looks like a foodie's dream! Gorgeous herbs! Hope you and Nisha enjoyed your time together :)

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  5. A great place and beautiful herbs!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  6. What a spectacular showing of herbs, Suchi. Thank you so much for sharing...

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  7. Adoro las hierbas medicinales tengo varias en mi huerto,tengo sauco y aún no ha florecido,saludos y abrazos.

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  8. I want to smells all these herbs,beautiful pictures :)

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  9. Hi Suchi..thanks for visiting my blog. It gives me pleasure to discover yours too. Wonderful herbs..very different from our Asian ones.

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    1. Yes these herbs are different from the Asian ones...:-)

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  10. Wowww herbs arranged in a bagg this is soo coollllllllllll

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  11. I love all these herbs pots look delicious and nice to be at home!!Love this Suchi!
    xo

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  12. Hi Suchi..you must be a writer of some herbal species...i enjoyed that garden vicariously...

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  13. Enjoyed reading this.. Great post.. Wonderful clicks..I'm a new blogger... Do visit my blog.. http://kitchenserenity.blogspot.in/

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    1. Hi Nilu, thanks for visiting KK, of course will check you out :-)

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  14. Hi Suchi, great posting. Those herbs in gunny bag look so lovely and beautiful. I love all of them. :))

    Have a great week ahead,regards.

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  15. Such wonderful herbs and those gunny sacks make them look a shade brighter...neat!

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