Rendezvous Hotel’s rooftop herb garden takes gardening to new heights


Wendelin Ulrich attends to his rooftop herb garden. Picture: Andrew Ritchie
Rendezvous Hotel’s rooftop herb garden takes gardening to new heights
Wendelin Ulrich attends to his rooftop herb garden. Picture: Andrew Ritchie

RENDEZVOUS Hotel executive chef Wendelin Ulrich has taken his love of gardening to new heights with the addition of a rooftop herb garden.

Mr Ulrich, who started urban beekeeping on the hotel rooftop with beekeeper Tristan Campbell of Honey I’m Home Produce in May, said the addition of a herb garden was the next logical step.

“The idea for the garden was to utilise an otherwise empty space and do our little bit towards sustainability and sourcing local fresh food,” he said.

“It’s only been up and running for two weeks but we are growing an array of herbs which can be used in our day to day cooking in the restaurant.”

With plans to grow the garden, and the possibility of setting up rooftop dinners, Mr Ulrich said he would monitor whether or not other plants would survive the altitude.

“Depending on the growing condition in our harsh West Australian climate if it does well we plan to use the entire area to grow various herbs and other interesting heirloom style vegetables,” he said.

“Once we have it all established we plan to have special romantic sunset dinners up on the roof balcony.

“We will also be starting to host honey pairing dinners with our apiarists making for an informative fun filled night.”

The team at Rendezvous are also involved in the OZ Harvest Food Drive and are currently collecting non-perishable food items in the hotel’s Lobby Area.