We’re nuts about the Macadamia tree

October 15th, 2015

Any gardener will tell you that his art is a grand teacher of patience. One has no choice but to wait for plants to mature and bear fruit when they're ready. Especially nut trees, they're not to be hurried. We have several of these in the garden: macadamia, almond, hazel, walnut and pistachio.

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Eat, Drink & Be Cozy

June 4th, 2015

We often get asked what the best time of year is to visit our garden. In reply we quote Patrice Taravella, the architect of our heritage garden, who says that a garden is like someone you love, it is beautiful in every season. Winter at Babylonstoren certainly has its own charm...

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August blossoms at Babylonstoren

August 7th, 2014

Now is the time of the year to be doing the last of the winter pruning, and we’re sharing our experience in this ...

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Signs of Spring

July 30th, 2013

The blossoms are out and showing their faces around every corner in the garden. Even though it is still chilly outside we are excited about ...

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The Magic of Cross-Polination

September 14th, 2012

Cross –pollination is the term used when one type of cultivar of stone and pome fruit are planted in between another cultivar and then gets ...

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Bees, Chamomile & Koekoeke

September 7th, 2012

When you come for a walk in our garden this weekend …..

…do peep over the door into the walled bee garden. The hives ...

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August 2nd, 2012

Not long ago, we blogged about the hint of Spring in the air, with the first blossoms starting to show. Well, look at us now! ...

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