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Glasshouse Cafe

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Royal Horticultural Society Garden Wisley, Woking, GU23 6QB.

The Glasshouse from which the Glasshouse Cafe gets it's name

The Glasshouse from which the Glasshouse Cafe gets it's name

RHS Garden Wisley is a stunning garden with lots of examples of different plants. There is a relatively new large glasshouse with a tropical zone, a dry zone and a temperate zone. Next to this is the Glasshouse Cafe which is fashionably eco-friendly and has separate bins for the different types of food as well as having solar panels. You will have to pay to enter the garden in order to go this cafe, but the garden itself is well worth a visit.

I wasn’t going to have any cake but then I saw seed and beetroot cake and I thought ‘I have to try that’. So I did. It was moist and luscious and I’m going to have to hunt around for a recipe.

Tea and cake in the Glasshouse Cafe

Tea and cake in the Glasshouse Cafe

It warmed the cockles of my heart to see a sign proclaiming the death of milk in tiny plastic pots and the advent of fresh milk from a dispenser, with the option to put it in tiny milk jugs if you wished. The tea came in paper cups and the cake was on a paper plate. I understand the idea of recycling your rubbish but surely having crockery and just washing it up would be more eco-friendly in the long term? Am I mad in thinking reusing is better than recycling?

Teapot? No.
Leaf tea? No, but my favourite Clipper Fairtrade teabags.
Milk jug? Yes.
Price? £1.45 for the tea, £2.25 for the cake.
Cake? An impressive selection that included cheesecake and scones.
Go again? Yes.

Author: tealeaves

I like tea and if possible, I'd like it to be loose leaf rooibos in a pot served with milk in a little jug. I'll try and find the places that do this and I'll tell you what they're like. Let me know if you can think of any cafes I haven't covered, I'll get to them if I can.

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