Cost : R700 per person
Where : Please meet us at the Farm Shop at Babylonstoren
Date : 06 June 2018
Time : 10:00 – 16:00
Presented by: Ernst van Jaarsveld & the garden team
Cycads are great waterwise subjects and, once established, very drought tolerant with great architectural features. They are cone-bearing living fossils – great survivors from a period in the earth’s history when they were the dominant species. About 45 species grow wild in southern Africa, ranging in size from small acaulescent plants to trees of about 10 m tall.
Come and admire our newly established cycad garden which includes most South African species – also the very rare Encephalartos woodii.
Ask Ernst for the best cycad choices for your garden during his illustrated talk on their cultivation and propagation (from seed and suckers) as well as pests and diseases. We then get practical and learn how to grow seed and remove suckers, as well as other planting tips.
Lunch will be served at the Greenhouse Restaurant and is included in the price. For hotel guests, the workshop is included in your stay.