Babylonstoren is a Cape Dutch farm that lies just outside of Franschhoek in the Western Cape. With 8 acres of fruit and vegetables gardens home to over 300 varieties of plants, all of which are edible, the garden it definitely a must visit for food lovers.
The garden was inspired by the 17th and 18th century Company Gardens of the Ditch East India Company, along with the mythical gardens of Babylon. It is divided into 15 clusters, incorporating vegetable areas, berries, bees, indigenous plants, ducks and chickens, and a prickly pear maze. Gravity feeds water into waterways from a stream into the garden as it was done for 300 years. Delicious fruit and vegetables are harvested year round for daily use in the farm’s restaurant.
Visitors can enjoy scenic walks over 3km through the garden, as well as guided tours. Don’t miss the Green House, Farm Shop, and Babel Restaurant where you can enjoy tea and a variety of foods, paired with fresh greens harvested from the garden. Please note that no dogs are allowed into the garden.