The big garden at Babylonstoren is at the heart of this working farm and was inspired by the historic Company’s Garden in Cape Town. It also links back to the mythological hanging gardens of Babylon.
The garden comprises of fruit, vegetables, indigenous plants, and fragrant lawns. The chamomile lawn is one of my favourite places to relax in this beautiful garden. Here you can take a relaxing barefoot walk or even lie back on the soft lawn if you want.
You will also find some animals such as bees for pollinating, ducks, chickens, tortoises, donkey’s, peacocks and more on this farm.
At the rear of the garden, is the Greenhouse restaurant. All the food at this restaurant is served picnic-style in wooden crates and if you love salads, you won’t easily get any fresher than here – it comes straight from their gardens.
I normally opt for the build-your-own sandwich option, where I get to choose between freshly baked rye bread or ciabatta, some fine local cheeses and cured meats. All sandwiches come with a small salad in a glass jar and the most delicious pear chutney.
There is also a choice of various fresh juices, made from fruit and vegetables from the garden – I love the carrot, orange and pineapple juice. Babylonstoren is an absolute must visit in the Western Cape. It is always different – as the season’s change so does the garden. One of my favourite months to visit Babylonstoren is in September when all the Clivias are in full bloom
More photos taken at Babylonstoren:
Baybylonstoren is a great place to take friends and family. Everyone always ends up having so much fun here
My uncle having fun at Babylonstoren
From left to right – My dad, mom, aunt, and uncle
My aunt trying on hats at Babylonstoren
My dad trying the freshly baked breads and delicious preserves.
My mom and aunt
My godson on a pumpkin
My godson saying hello to the donkey at Babylonstoren
My best friend and godson.