The Babylonstoren garden lies behind the main house and borders the guest suites. Laid-out according to a systematic grid, there are three axis points. The bell tower axis and historic cellar axis cut parallel through the garden east to west. The Babylonstoren hill axis runs along the historic werf (homestead) axis parallel to the road historically connecting Cape Town to Franschhoek.
A huge variety of fruit, vegetables and herbs grow in formal beds, bordered by espaliered fruit trees and intersected by walkways, each of which has a distinctive character. (In the soft stone fruit orchard the paths are paved with peach pips.)
Everything in the garden is edible or medicinal and useful, nothing merely ornamental. Apart from nourishment, the garden also is aesthetically pleasing, with 48 pergolas of climbing roses. As you wander around you smell indigenous herb gardens as well the blossoms and flowers from whatever may be in bloom at that time in the season.
Explore the garden – either on your own or take a guided tour. There are surprises for children and adults alike.
Open 7 days a week: 09h00 - 17h00
Daily Garden Tour, starting at 10h00.
All entrance fees are donated to the
Or call us on + 27 (0) 21 863 3852 between
08h30 – 17h00 (GMT+2)