Franschhoek Wine Valley

Cycads workshop at Babylonstoren

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

BOOK NOW Only 20 places available

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.

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Franschhoek Wine Valley exists to:

  • Develop and implement marketing plans to profile the Franschhoek Wine Valley
  • Arrange and advertise events that support the Franschhoek Wine Valley brand image and which encourage visitors to the Valley
  • Represent the business interests of our members to the Stellenbosch Municipality
  • Aggregate the combined buying power of our members to leverage economy of scale benefits from service providers
  • Coordinate free advisory services and discussion forums to support our member’s businesses

Our Accolades

  • Tripadvisor Traveller's Choice Destination Winner 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015
  • Most Memorable Wine Route 2014, 2013 & 2012
  • Service Excellence Award - 2015
  • Best Tourism Event 2015 - Franschhoek Bastille Festival
  • Best Local Tourism Authority Information service 2013 & 2012

Tourism Levy

Certain establishments in Franschhoek may levy visitors with voluntary contributions towards the running of the FWV and to support local charities. Should visitors not wish to contribute to these causes, please indicate this to the relevant merchant.


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Franschhoek Wine Valley

Physical Address
62 Huguenot Road

Office hours
Monday – Friday: 08h00 – 17h00
Saturday: 09h00 – 17h00
Sunday’s: 09h00 – 16h00

Contact Details
+27(0) 21 876 2861