Going nuts with Babylonstoren’s nuts

Babylonstoren Babylonstoren Klapmuts/Simodium Road, Stellenbosch

From their striking flowers in early spring to our harvest in autumn, we’re nuts about nuts here on Babylonstoren! Starting at our Lekker Room, you will savour and celebrate all things nutty, visit the farm's Orchards with farmer Ian de Villiers, getting a behind the scenes look at how our nuts are grown and harvested. […]

R850

Craft your own homemade soaps from the garden | Babylonstoren

Babylonstoren Babylonstoren Klapmuts/Simodium Road, Stellenbosch

Learn how to make your own natural soap using Babylonstoren’s fragrant garden as inspiration. The class kicks off with guests harvesting their own aromatics (like lavender, rosemary or lemon leaf) from the fields and orchards on the farm. In the Babylonstoren Scented Room, you'll learn how essential oils are distilled from natural ingredients before using […]

R850

Learn how to make sun prints | Babylonstoren

Babylonstoren Babylonstoren Klapmuts/Simodium Road, Stellenbosch

When the sun is at its brightest and the sky an endless blue, we present a workshop that harnesses these elements on paper through the photographic process known as sun printing. We will be exploring the Babylonstoren garden to collect natural objects to make our compositions. Each participant will paint their own papers or fabric […]

R600

Weather the water scarcity with waterwise gardening | Babylonstoren

Babylonstoren Babylonstoren Klapmuts/Simodium Road, Stellenbosch

In our ever popular waterwise workshop, top botanist Ernst van Jaarsveld will share his own waterwise tips. We start with a stroll through the Babylonstoren garden to inspect the different mulches and waterwise plants used here. Once settled in the garden lecture room, Ernst will give an illustrated talk, during which you will have the […]

R850

Discover the secret life of insects | Babylonstoren

Babylonstoren Babylonstoren Klapmuts/Simodium Road, Stellenbosch

Grab your magnifying glass and come and explore different insects in our garden with entomologist Arné Stander. Have a closer look at insects on display and learn more about warning colours, camouflage and mimics of both terrestrial and aquatic insects. Learn how to attract beneficial insects to your garden to turn it into a thriving […]

R850

Juice Jamming | Babylonstoren

Babylonstoren Babylonstoren Klapmuts/Simodium Road, Stellenbosch

Our signature green, red and yellow juices have become a staple at Babel and the Greenhouse Restaurants. This workshop is a unique opportunity to follow the process from farm to bottle. First, join us on the lookout deck to see how we make our cold-pressed juice in the juicery. We will then walk through the […]

R850

Indoor gardening: bringing succulents into your house | Babylonstoren

Babylonstoren Babylonstoren Klapmuts/Simodium Road, Stellenbosch

The Succulent House at Babylonstoren is the mecca of dwarf cacti found in South Africa. Here, master botanist Ernst van Jaarsveld and the garden team will show you how to assemble your own miniature succulent gardens. The practical workshop addresses different terrains, pot preferences, watering needs and rock selections for mini gardens, to ensure plants […]

R850