Franschhoek Wine Valley

Indigenous Veldkos Workshop at Babylonstoren

Cost: R550.00 per person

Please meet us at The Farm Shop.
Date: 27 July 2016
Time: 10:0016:00
Presented by:
Ernst van Jaarsveld & The Garden Team

Book now 20 places available

Indigenous peoples from southern Africa survived in the veld for thousands of years. They were skilled in recognising and using the various parts of plants for food – bulbs, shoots, flowers and fruit – throughout the seasons.

Spend the day with well known botanist Ernst van Jaarsveld, who will share his wealth of experience of South Africa’s indigenous plants. We start the day with a walk through the garden, picking and tasting food plants in season. In the garden lecture room Ernst will give an illustrated talk on indigenous edible plants, how to recognise edible veld plants as well as how to propagate and plant them.

In the afternoon we get practical ­­– it will be your turn to get your hands in the soil and plant your own edible plants to take home.

Lunch will be enjoyed at the Greenhouse Restaurant and is included in the price. For our hotel guests, the events for the day are included in your stay – book at


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  • 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
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  • TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards 2020 - Top 25 Emerging Worldwide Destinations (15th position).
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  • 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

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Franschhoek Wine Valley

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62 Huguenot Road

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Monday: 09h00 – 12h00
Tuesday to Friday: 09h00 – 16h00
Saturday: 09h00 – 13h00
Sunday: closed

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