For Fathers Day last Sunday the whole family went on a little adventure down to Edinburgh Botanical Gardens on what was for once a dry day here in Scotland. It was also Midsummer on Sunday so the Gardens had put on a little food festival to celebrate this. We spent a lovely afternoon strolling around the glasshouses and enjoying the tasty treats that were on sale.The food was amazing my favourite being the creme brulee bought from Crema Caravan. We both went for the Original Vanilla going for the theory that keeping it simple is often the best. I’m glad we did as it was gorgeous, it was so good that I probably could have eaten two! I’ll definitely be getting one again if I see the caravan anywhere else and I’d recommend you give it a try if you see it anywhere.
The glasshouses at the Botanics also contain a flower called Amorphophallus Titanum also known as the corpse flower because it smells so fowl. Excitement is building at the Botanics as this flower blooming has been described as a once in a life time experience. It is currently growing at a rapid rate and they think it will bloom any day now. It doesn’t let of it’s odour until it opens so we were able to have a good look at it on Sunday without feeling sick. It really is massive and the rate that it grows everyday is impressive, I’ll be going back down to see it when it open but I’ll need to be quick as they say it will only last a few days before it collapses in on itself.Over all it was the perfect day out for Fathers Day. We were able to wonder about pushing the pram eating good food and enjoying the lovely scenery. We will definitely go back for another family fun day in the future.