Set amongst the lush green backdrop of a sprawling edible garden and neighbouring nursery, Wild Canary offers fresh local fare in an idyllic setting. As you amble through the leafy green beds of Brookfield Garden Centre with the scent of mint and Thai basil filling the nostrils, it’s clear the symbiotic coupling of nature and food is the heart and soul of new cafe Wild Canary. Glen Barratt and head gardener Alex Robinson forage in the kitchen garden, picking fragrant herbs, roots, spices, edible flowers and produce for each day’s menu. Organic, permaculture and biodynamic principles guide the gardening process, and the daily harvest is supplemented by ingredients gathered from sustainable local farms and regional producers. The available produce dictates the seasonal menu and the licensed bistro is open for breakfast and lunch seven days a week.