Visit our Garden
Set within 3,5 hectares (8 acres) of cultivated fruit and vegetables, the big garden at Babylonstoren is at the heart of the farm. It was inspired by the historic Company’s Garden in Cape Town, which supplied sailing ships of the Dutch East India Company with fresh vegetables and fruit during the days when the Cape was a halfway station between Europe and Asia. But we also link back to the mythological hanging gardens of Babylon. Those were thought to have been created by Nebuchadnezzar in the sixth century BC, for his wife who longed for the mountains and valleys of her youth.
Daily Garden Tour
Starts at 10h00 in front of the Farm Shop. One of our experienced gardeners will be your guide on this tour, during which we encourage guests to pick, taste, smell and touch while walking through our garden.
Special Collections Tour
Come on the daily guided walk at 11h30 to discover our special collections. Depending on the time of year, guests will be taken to see the succulent collection, the cycads next to the stream or for a walk through the Healing Garden.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
When visiting Babylonstoren, whether it’s for lunch or a garden tour, an entrance fee is required for access to our garden, which is the heart of Babylonstoren.
This is a working farm with lots of feathery friends, so please leave your pets at home. Guide dogs are welcome. Note that all pathways in the garden are gravel and, in some areas, covered with peach pips.
A famous Swedish proverb holds: There ain’t no bad weather, just the wrong clothes. Remember to wear comfortable shoes, bring a hat in summer and wellies plus an umbrella in winter.
Monty Don visits Babylonstoren
We’ve long admired writer, TV presenter and gardener, Monty Don. And last summer, Britain’s favourite gardener paid us a visit. Watch as he explores all our beautiful farm has to offer.
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