Recently kitchen gardens have appeared around cafes, restaurants, wineries etc in lovely locations. When I went to Margaret River last year we saw herb and veggie beds in interesting places. There was the winery which identified the dishes on their lunch menu that were sourced from their garden we were encouraged to visit. Then there was the bed of lettuces outside the cafe near the beach, growing just behind the sand bank. Next we saw very productive and beautiful beds at the end of the patio at a boutique brewery.
On Waihike Island Solar, a cafe in Oneroa, had herbs growing in front and around their outdoor seating area.
Ringawera Bakery had extensive garden beds built on the sheltered side of the hill, sheltered from the bay by native vegetation. We took our coffee to the table along a path lined with fig trees.
A worm farm with a view.
The beds had french sorrel, herbs, globe artichokes, and egg plants. They grew microgreens in trays in glass houses and had an extensive citrus orchard as well as vineyards.
I wonder if visitors go home and think ‘I could do that’.