The Babylonstoren garden is at the heart of the Babylonstoren farm. It was inspired by the Company Gardens of the Cape, where for centuries ships would replenish with sweet water, vegetables and fruit at the halfway station between Europe and Asia. It also hales back to the mythical garden of Babylon.
Spanning eight acres, the Babylonstoren garden is formal in structure. Every one of over 300 varieties of plants in the garden is edible and it is grown as biologically as we can. Fruit and veg are harvested year round for use in our restaurant. The garden is divided into fifteen clusters spanning vegetable areas, berries, bees, indigenous plants, ducks and chickens and includes a prickly pear maze. Gravity feeds water into waterways from stream into the garden as it was done for 300 years.
Following the bell tower axis, the old cellar axis or the Babylonstoren hill axis, walks span over three kilometres in the garden. During spring, 7 000 clivias bloom down by the stream, where a secluded path runs in the shade of wild olives and oaks.
When visitors come to Babylonstoren, whether it’s for lunch or a garden tour, an entrance fee is required for access to our 3.5 hectare garden which is the heart of Babylonstoren.
WEEKENDS & PUBLIC HOLIDAYS:
R20 per person
R10 per child
R10 for all
Free entry for RHS members.
Please note: Closed on Christmas Day
To make a reservation email us on: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or call us on + 27 (0) 21 863 3852 between
08h30 – 17h00 (GMT+2)
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
- This is a working farm with lots of feathery friends, so please leave your pets at home. Guide dogs welcome.
- The farm is a paradise for children! Our beloved donkeys live opposite the Farm Shop. We invite our young guests to help feed the donkeys and explore every corner of our garden.
- If you’re coming with a bus, please let us know in advance.
- Parents with prams and guests in wheelchairs, kindly note that all pathways in the garden are gravel and in some areas covered with peach pips.
- Remember to wear comfortable shoes, bring a hat in summer and wellies plus an umbrella in winter. A famous Swedish proverb holds: There ain’t no bad weather, just the wrong clothes.
- Note pathways in the garden are gravel and in some areas covered with peach pips and not ideal for high heels.