Today I finally got around to visiting the much talked-about Karen Wagner garden store (I have even mentioned it in previous posts myself). It was filled to the brim with everything one could need for their garden... willow wigwams, pots, garden tools, bamboo cloches, buxus topiary and oh so much more. I think I will have to return just to take it all in (and to do some Christmas shopping!). Karen Wagner is also a garden consultant and designer. The shop window is very decorative.The shelves are a feast for the eyes, particularly for the avid gardener. I saw many items that would make great gifts. Just a few doors up, someone has made the most of their small plot of land in front of their Victorian terrace home with a galvanised tank overflowing with vegetables.
At the Pigeon Hole Cafe in Goulburn Street I admired the Georgian sandstone houses across the road.
I ordered the salad "small plate" dish for lunch. And chef and owner Jay Patey did not let me down. It was almost too pretty to eat (but I tucked in anyway...). I followed up with an orange cake and a chai latte. The perfect end to my little outing. I feel very privileged to live in a city like Hobart with all its offerings.