Africa’s bittersweet beauties: An aloe display in the Puff Adder

August 8th, 2017

New visitors will be delighted to discover that the Puff Adder path currently holds an exhibition of the aloes we lovingly preserve on the Babylonstoren farm. Sourced from far and wide across South Africa, our collection of aloes includes each of the 11 genera currently documented.

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Bobaas Bonsai – Penjing Display in the Puff Adder

January 16th, 2017

Penjing? In short you may call it Chinese bonsai, but it is so much more! Bonsai started 3 000 years ago in China and not – like many people think – in Japan.

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Summer Berries in the Puff Adder

November 14th, 2012

If you visited Babylonstoren since our Clivia Month in September, you’ll most likely have taken a walk through the ‘Puff Adder” – the meandering shade house ...

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Clivia Month Update

September 20th, 2012

Babylonstoren’s particular interest in clivias started four years ago, when Dr Hans Roos gave us clivias from his collection as a gift.  The plants came from ...

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The Puff Adder

August 31st, 2012

As you know, September is clivia month at Babylonstoren. These famous indigenous lilies flower during September, with the first blooms starting to show now. A shaded ...

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