For Mother’s Day, the three of us kids (I have an older brother and a younger sister, and I still refer to us as kids even though we’re all in our twenties) chipped in to take the whole family out to the Solar Gardens and Firestick Café for High Tea.
The Solar Gardens are about a half hour drive outside of Saskatoon. The grounds include the restaurant, greenhouses, a gift shop, the owner’s house and pool, and, of course, mass amounts of green land stretching out forever. It’s Saskatchewan, after all.
High Tea takes place in the restaurant, which looks a bit like a pioneer-era museum. The floors creak, the furniture is all simple wood, and china sets and pitchers and bowls cover the various cabinets and shelves that rest around the perimeter of the room. It feels like the early 1900s in there. I had a field day taking pictures!
The tea includes everything you expect out of a tea party – tea, mini sandwiches (the cucumber sandwiches are my favourite!), and tiny desserts. There’s also a fruit platter and coffee for those less inclined to drink tea. It’s a fun way to spend an hour.
Once you’re done in the restaurant, you can explore. You might find a group in a greenhouse learning how to make a succulent garden. You’ll take a peek inside a couple pizza ovens that are sitting outside. You can step into the gift shop and taste-test some of their dozens of flavours of olive oil.
We did High Tea for Mother’s Day. We’re thinking about taking part in the build-your-own-pizza night for Father’s Day. I’d like to take a succulent class in the future. The Solar Gardens is really doing a good job of bringing me back there!
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