ADD TO CALENDAR! WORKSHOPS 2021

January 27th, 2021

Start the year off on an informative note by joining one of our hands-on workshops in and around the garden. In collaboration with our team, experts in their fields host these workshops and guests get to master a new skill and end off the day with a delicious lunch.

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DISCOVER THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES IN SUMMER

We’re all a-buzz about sustainable beekeeping! Discover this art while taking a guided stroll through the garden to visit the hives.

20 January 2021
10h00–15h00 R700 per person

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LEARN THE ART OF BONSAI

Tree-t yourself to a lesson in the meditative art of bonsai.

27 January 2021
10h00–15h00 R700 per person

WEATHER THE WATER SCARCITY WITH WATERWISE GARDENING

Waterwise and wonderful: learn to save precious resources in the garden with our garden team.

10 February 2021
10h00–15h00 R700 per person

DISCOVER THE SWEETNESS OF PRICKLY PEARS AND FIGS

Viciously delicious: come and learn about the usefulness of these late-summer fruits.

24 February 2021
10h00–15h00 R700 per person

BASIC PROPAGATION TO GROW YOUR OWN COLLECTION

Calling all gardeners: we’ll show you how to grow your plant family through propagation!

10 March 2021
10h00–15h00 R700 per person

PAMPOENPRET

’n Heerlike pampoenaffêre vir klein en groot.

12 March 2021
17h00–20h00 R250 per person
(Maksimum twee kinders 5–12 jaar oud per volwassene. Aangebied in Afrikaans.)

JOIN IN ON A PUMPKIN FUN DAY!

Pumpkin fun for kids and adults alike!

13 March 2021
17h00–20h00 R250 per person
(Maximum two children aged 5–12 per adult. Conducted in English.)

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DISCOVER THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES IN AUTUMN

We’re all a-buzz about sustainable beekeeping! Discover this meditative art while taking a guided stroll through the garden to visit the hives.

17 March 2021
10h00–15h00 R700 per person

PICKING AND PRESSING FLOWERS

Learn the nostalgic art and craft of flower pressing.

24 March & 20 October 2021
10h00–15h00 R700 per person

AUTUMN DECOR FROM THE GARDEN

Zhoosh up your table decor in true Babylonstoren style!

31 March 2021
10h00–15h00 R700 per person

CAPTURE THE SEASON’S SCENTS WITH FRAGRANT HERBS

Heavenly scent: capture memories of the season in a fragrant tussie-mussie.

7 April 2021
10h00–15h00 R700 per person

LEARN HOW TO PAIR TEA WITH CHEESE

Believe it or not: tea and cheese work together just as well as wine and cheese. Come and learn more about the entrancing potential of this coupling.

8 April 2021
10h00–15h00 R700 per person

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EXPLORE THE WORLD OF OLIVES

Discover the ancient art of pressing oil and preserving olives with grande dame Linda Costa and olive man Klaas Stoffberg.

14 & 21 April 2021
10h00–15h00 R700 per person

DO YOUR OWN DISTILLING

Light your fire for distilling with expert Andries van der Walt.

28 April 2021
10h00–15h00 R700 per person

GET FUNKY WITH FERMENTATION

Join the revival and brush up on traditional methods of preserving food by fermentation.

5 May 2021
10h00–15h00 R700 per person

BROADEN YOUR GARDENING HORIZONS WITH INDIGENOUS TREES

Spread your roots and explore the rich knowledge base of indigenous trees!

12 May 2021
10h00–15h00 R700 per person

COMBAT GARDEN PESTS, NATURALLY

Toss out the pesticides and learn how to plan and create a naturally balanced garden ecosystem, free of pests.

19 May 2021
10h00–15h00 R700 per person

SPOTTING BIRDS AT BABYLONSTOREN

Birding basics à la Babylonstoren.

26 May 2021
07h00–12h00 R500 per person

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UNLOCK THE DIVERSITY OF INDIGENOUS SUCCULENTS

Discover a fantastic world of colour and shapes in the garden with succulents.

2 June 2021
10h00–15h00 R700 per person

GET CULTURED WITH OUR CHEESEMAKING WORKSHOP

Say cheese and get cultured.

9 & 17 June 2021
10h00–15h00 R700 per person

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LEARN THE PECKING ORDER: KEEPING CHICKENS AT HOME

Fowl play: learn how to keep free-range chickens at home.

23 June 2021
10h00–15h00 R700 per person

EXPLORE THE MAGIC WORLD OF MUSHROOMS

These guys are magical in more ways than one. Come and learn how these fantastic fungi can add flavour and depth to a dish! 

30 June 2021
10h00–15h00 R700 per person

BREAK BREAD WITH OUR MASTER BAKER

All you knead to know about baking bread with our master baker.

7 & 14 July 2021
10h00–15h00 R700 per person

WINTER DECOR FROM THE GARDEN

Zhoosh up your table decor in true Babylonstoren style!

28 July 2021
10h00–15h00 R700 per person

SHARPEN YOUR FRUIT TREE PRUNING SKILLS

Grab your secateurs! It’s time to hone your fruit-tree pruning skills.

4 August 2021
10h00–15h00 R700 per person

CREATE BEAUTIFUL TREE SHAPES WITH ESPALIER

Master the art of espalier for beautiful fruit tree shapes.

11 August 2021
10h00–15h00 R700 per person

FORAGE FOR INDIGENOUS VELD FOODS

Forage and cultivate indigenous veld foods with botanist Ernst van Jaarsveld.

25 August 2021
10h00–15h00 R700 per person

SPRING DECOR FROM THE GARDEN

Zhoosh up your table decor in true Babylonstoren style!

1 September 2021
10h00–15h00 R700 per person

CHEF’S INSPIRATION WITH SPRING ASPARAGUS FROM OUR GARDEN TO YOUR PLATE

Learn how to grow and enjoy asparagus.

8 September 2021
10h00–15h00 R700 per person

GROW YOUR OWN SEASONAL VEGETABLES

Veg out on edible gardening and start growing your own food!

15 September 2021
10h00–15h00 R700 per person

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JOIN US FOR (HERBAL) TEA

It’s time for tea! Learn to blend herbs and flowers to tantalise the senses, calm the nerves and heal the body.

22 September 2021
10h00–15h00 R700 per person

ENCOUNTER THE BEAUTIFUL WORLD OF CLIVIAS

Learn how to pollinate, divide, pot and grow them from seed.

29 September 2021
10h00–15h00 R700 per person

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DISCOVER THE SECRETS OF TRADITIONAL ITALIAN BALSAMIC VINEGAR

Pure black gold! Learn how to bottle balsamic vinegar from the barrel.

6 October 2021
10h00–13h30 R700 per person

DISCOVER THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES IN SPRING

We’re all a-buzz about sustainable beekeeping! Discover this meditative art while taking a guided stroll through the garden to visit the hives.

13 October 2021
10h00–15h00 R700 per person

DISCOVER THE HEALING POWERS OF HERBS

Learn to make simple and natural home remedies in the sanctuary of our herbal Healing Garden.

27 October 2021
10h00–15h00 R700 per person

3 & 4 November 2021
10h00–15h00 R700 per person

UNLOCK THE DIVERSITY OF INDIGENOUS SUCCULENTS

Discover a fantastic world of colour and shapes in the garden with succulents.

17 November 2021
10h00–15h00 R700 per person

SUMMER SALADS AND EDIBLE FLOWERS

Learn how to make summer salads (almost) too pretty to eat.

24 November 2021
10h00–15h00 R700 per person

LAVENDER & ESSENTIAL OILS

Let’s boil it down to the bare essentials – come and immerse yourself in the pure, sweet essence of lavender or rosemary.

1 December 2021
10h00–15h00 R700 per person

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MAKE YOUR OWN CHRISTMAS WREATH

Jingle bells, Jingle bells! Jingle all the way to your front door with a beautiful Christmas wreath.

8 & 9 December 2021
10h00–13h00 R500 per person

For bookings: phone 021 863 3852 now or email enquiries@babylonstoren.com. For more information, visit our website.

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