In Search of Jan van Riebeeck’s Apple

January 30th, 2018

Just above the cultivated Kirstenbosch Gardens, amongst the lush indigenous forestry on the Southeast slopes of Table Mountain, grows an ancient wine apple tree.

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Visciously Delicious

March 4th, 2015

The bountiful late-summer produce from the farm includes a Babylonstoren favourite….prickly pears in all colours. Delicious, versatile and easy to grow from a single leaf ...

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Graft your Own Tree

October 25th, 2013

Grafting is a technique whereby a shoot of a desired plant cultivar is inserted into another plant to join them together. Oom Anton, our full time ...

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Visit to Prieure Notre Dame D’ Orsan

August 26th, 2013

Our head gardener, Liesl van der Walt and her team are at the Prieure Notre Dame d’Orsan in Maisonnais, France. This is home to architect Patrice ...

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How to Prune Blackberries

August 13th, 2013


Winter is a restful time in a garden – and the season to rev plants up for the next harvest. We’re busy pruning all ...

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Red Chard – From Garden to Kitchen

July 5th, 2013

Hidden behind the citrus block, the red chard adds a bit of cheekiness to our winter garden. The leaves are deep green and red with a ...

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Scarecrows in the Garden

May 27th, 2013

Every day at 10am, we have a guided tour of the Babylonstoren Garden (bookings essential!). While you’re strolling through the garden you will see a ...

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