The garden at Babylonstoren burst into full bloom this weekend and our guests’ pictures captured it with style
More about Meisiekind, our donkey, and her shopping spree
We’ve received so many requests from guests to share the knowledge of our experts. OK, we can’t do all, but here’s what’s coming up on our calendar:
September is Clivia Month at Babylonstoren, and this we celebrate with the grower and breeder Dr Hans Roos who will share his passion for Clivia with a morning talk and walk through the Garden
In October we have 2 workshops, one on herbs the other about bees. Spend a morning with herb fundi’s Gundula Deutschlander & Bridgette Kitley in our garden in and in the afternoon make olive oil soap with Constance Stuurman. Also learn more about bees with Stellenbosch University expert Mike Allsop and collect honey with local beekeeper Nelson De Laquerra.
Join Tia Cusden who will share her experience in organic growing of seasonal salad leaves in England and plant your own box of summer salads
Always admired the crafty wooden garden structures in our vegetable gardens? Come and be inspired to make your own with Gilles Guillot, head gardener at the Prieure d’Orsan
Bring the kids for full moon fun carving pumpkins
This is Olive Month so the famous Linda Costa will teach the characteristics of extra virgin olive oil and table olives
Come and light the fire under our copper kettle at the cellar and distil seasonal fruits from the farm
There are two options in June: either stay inside a cozy kitchen with our celebrated artisan baker Karen Pretorius (Baking), or face the knives and the cold as she shows you how to Make Biltong
Love mushrooms…come and inoculate shiitake & oyster mushrooms to grow your own.
With Spring peeking, Liesl van der Walt, curator of our garden, and master of secateurs Anton Roux will present a workshop on the Pruning of Trees in August
Pick herbs from the garden to make teas, tussie mussies, salts and soaps
Lulu the donkey has always been a trendsetter, so ever since she visited our Farm Shop, all the farm animals want to visit too!
Our turkey, however, has shown itself to be one of the thriftier members of the poultry family…