A favourite place to explore when I need some time-out is Babylonstoren. Visiting the inspiring gardens and taking the morning tour with my garden pixie of choice, Gundula, is a positive way to put the spring back in your step. A few weeks ago, friends and I took the morning off to visit Babylonstoren in all its autumn allure. My son has been desperate to take the tour and Gundula sweetly took him under her green wing as she led us through the seasonal gardens of this most special place.
Would you like to see more from our morning at Babylonstoren? after the jump…
A few weeks ago, I visited the beautiful Babylonstoren. Locals will be familiar with this special place, but if you’re not from Cape Town, then you’re in for a treat. Babylonstoren is one of the oldest Cape Dutch farms in the winelands with a fruit and vegetable garden as diverse as it is beautiful. We toured their garden with the gracious Gundula who suffuses her love for the earth into every word and gesture. I have not had an experience quite as moving as our morning in the gardens of Babylonstoren for quite a while.
The fresh greenness of spring was abundant and flagrantly intoxicated the senses. From the lush chamomile lawn under our feet to the sharp, astringent flavour of the kumquats that we harvested from the early yield as we meandered down the pathways, every moment was an education and an inspiration. I can only agree with Gundula: “How lucky can I be, to be here. It’s paradise lost and found.”
please continue reading for more about Babylonstoren and see all the images I shot that morning.