Founded in 1926

South Africa

Babylonstoren, Simondium, Winelands

August 2009 - Babylonstoren


This month it was a trip to Babylonstoren near Simondium.

The BabylonsToren Farm was drawn up in 1680 and was signed by J van Riebeeck.

Around 2 ha are planted with climbing roses on a “forest” of wooden pergolas with pointed roofs as far as the eye can see! They also have many fruit trees - it formerly being a citrus farm, and vegetables and medicinal plants - all organic.

The architect, Patrice Teravale assisted in most of the design work after being inspired by his own formal and quirky production garden. "Our aim is to create something really unique and exciting".

This is a new project, currently being planted up - it will be fantastic when all the roses are blooming!

Thankyou so much to Gundula, our wonderful host - who served us freshly baked bread, preserves, cheese and cold meats and cupcakes for dessert!

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