Welcome to our Garden

The Babylonstoren garden is at the heart of the farm. It was inspired by the Company's Gardens of the Cape, where for centuries ships would replenish with sweet water, vegetables and fruit at the halfway station between Europe and Asia. It also hales back to the mythical garden of Babylon.

Inspiration

Spanning eight acres, the Babylonstoren garden is formal in structure. Every one of over 300 varieties of plants in the garden is edible and it is grown as biologically as we can. Fruit and veg are harvested year round for use in our restaurant. The garden is divided into fifteen clusters spanning vegetable areas, berries, bees, indigenous plants, ducks and chickens and includes a prickly pear maze. Gravity feeds water into waterways from a stream into the garden as it was done for 300 years.

Meandering walks

Following the bell tower axis, the old cellar axis or the Babylonstoren hill axis, walks span over three kilometres in the garden. During spring, 7 000 clivias bloom down by the stream, where a secluded path runs in the shade of wild olives and oaks.

Garden Tours:

Daily Garden Tour starts at the Farm Shop at 10h00.
  • Booking essential 
  • Remember to wear comfortable shoes, bring a hat in summer and wellies and an umbrella in winter. 
  • Entrance fee to the farm of R10.00 pp payable at the gate.
  • All entrance fees are donated to the
    Babylonstoren Trust
  • No dogs allowed
  • Wheelchairs available on request.
  • Kindly take note that all pathways in
    the garden are gravel and covered with
    peach pips in some areas.

Student Program:

To enquire about our intern program, or to volunteer in the garden, please
contact liesl@babylonstoren.com

How lucky can I be, to be here.  It’s paradise lost and found- Gundula

What's in Season

Winter leaf veggies and herbs like coriander, rocket, parsley, spinach, tatsoi, pak choi, cabbage and watercress are flourishing in the winter weather. Giant turnips, brightly coloured beetroot, carrots and radishes are also plentiful. Citrus trees in the garden are giving us an abundance of kumquats, limes, grapefruit and oranges. The new season's sweet potatoes, Jerusalem artichokes and peanuts will soon be lifted from underneath the soil. And If you’re lucky you might also spot a custard apple or two.
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