A glorious weekend in the Winelands

The garden at Babylonstoren burst into full bloom this weekend and our guests’ pictures captured it with style

CLIVIA WEEKEND BLOG

More about Meisiekind, our donkey, and her shopping spree


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Grow yourself at Babylonstoren

 

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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:

 2014

September

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

October 

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.

November 

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

December 

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

2015

March

Bring the kids for full moon fun carving pumpkins

April

This is Olive Month so the famous Linda Costa will teach the characteristics of extra virgin olive oil and table olives

May

Come and light the fire under our copper kettle at the cellar and distil seasonal fruits from the farm

June

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

July

Love mushrooms…come and inoculate shiitake & oyster mushrooms to grow your own.

August

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

September 

Pick herbs from the garden to make teas, tussie mussies, salts and soaps

 

 


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Ons wil ook koop!

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…

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Harvesting Asparagus

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For more information about Babel Restaurant, our seasonal menu, and for bookings, please visit our website.

 

 


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Join us for a day of Clivias – 20 September

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September is Clivia month at Babylonstoren so join us on the 20th September 2014 and meet Dr Hans Roos who generously gave us the 9 000 clivias that flower every spring under the shade of the indigenous wild olives trees along the stream.

Hans will share his passion for Clivia that has enchanted him for more than 20 years, with unique experiences observing the different species in the wild to the romance of growing and hybridizing these lillies.

This talk will give you a better understanding of where and how Clivia grow naturally, information that will make you proud to share the soil of South Africa and help to grow them at home.

Meet us at the Farm Shop at 10h00 for a walk through the Garden.

Back at the White Studio we will serve refreshments to start your day with us.  End the day enjoying refreshments reflecting on all the new things you have learnt.

Cost R 150 per person

For our day visitors reserve your spot with Bronwynne or Deidre on

enquiries@babylonstoren.com

Should you be one of our hotel guests, the events for the day are included in your stay

Book with Cindy on reservations@babylonstoren.com

 


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