Franschhoek Wine Valley

Waterwise gardening Workshop at Babylonstoren

Cost   :  R700 per person

When : 13 February 2019

Time   : 10:00 – 15:00

Presented by Ernst van Jaarsveld & the garden team

Please meet us at the Farm Shop

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In this workshop, we’ll share waterwise tips to help make gardening easier and friendlier to local wildlife, by using less water. Learn about South Africa’s indigenous vegetation under the guidance of top botanist Ernst van Jaarsveld.
We start the day with a walk, inspecting different mulches and waterwise plants used at Babylonstoren. In the garden lecture room, Ernst will give an illustrated talk. You will also have the chance to bounce the best plant choices for your garden off him. In the afternoon, we’ll propagate easy-to-grow waterwise plants from seed and cuttings to take home.

Lunch will be served at the Greenhouse Restaurant and is included in the price.

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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.


Maintenance & validity of all business operating permits, licences and registration certificates are the responsibility of the business owner. Franschhoek Wine Valley takes no responsibility for the renewal of the required legal business operating documentation.


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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