Located in the beautiful Derwent Valley, Tasmania

Saturday, November 27, 2010

a visit to a garden store and the Pigeon Hole in Hobart

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.


  1. What a great day. That is a beautiful looking garden store, I know I'd spend alot of time and money in. I can't wait to visit Tasmania one day. Clever use of a small space with the vegie garden. Have a good weekend!

  2. There's something about spending days like this!! I think it restores the soul and should at times be done more than it is. I think I have read about Karen Wagner. I wish I could get down to Hobart a lot more than I do. I especially (like yourself) enjoy taking in all the architecture of the buildings....I wish they had appreciated what they had years ago in Devonport. Alot of the old buildings have been modernised/pulled down and it does nothing for the look of the city and doesn't add anything to the atmosphere. A terrible shame really.....hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.
    Take care
    N.W. Coast Tassie

  3. Eh...their is a hole in that plant !! o no !!! happy weekend enjoy....love Ria....

  4. oh yes! i love the pidgeon hole too, a great spot to meet friends! i will check out the garden store when i come down for christmas.

  5. Hi Tammy, such a lovely post of Karens store...had her visiting me last week. What a great girls she is.

  6. Thanks for the post - now I have a new store to browse soon, can't wait! xx

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