The Garden of Babylonstoren

R400.00 incl VAT

The iconic and mostly edible garden of Babylonstoren in the Drakenstein Valley of the Cape Winelands has become a must-see for all visitors to the region. Not simply because it is beautiful, but because it offers a mesmerising range of experiences to both the day tripper and hotel guest, encompassing history, insight into the working of a productive farm and food garden, cultivated along diversified yet integrated principles.

Text by renowned landscaper Francesca Watson, photographs by Heide Bertish

Published by Struik in 2018

Description

The iconic farm garden of Babylonstoren in the Drakenstein Valley has become a must-see for visitors to the Winelands region of South Africa. This is not simply because it is beautiful, and mostly edible, but because it offers a mesmerising range of experiences. The garden of Babylonstoren exhibits practices as a working farm from a different age, melded with current techniques. Crops and plants are cultivated along diversified yet integrated principles.

As co-author Franchesca Watson says, ‘The way Babylonstoren expresses itself visually is inordinately charming. Every material is simple and intrinsic, nothing is smart or clever or tacky, everything is understandable and filled with sincerity; it is a generous place.’
This visually stunning coffee-table book covers every aspect of the 3.5-hectare garden: its design, Cape Dutch history, plants, cultivation methods and the people behind it all.

Text by renowned landscaper Francesca Watson

Photographs by Heide Bertish

192 pages hard cover with end papers

Full colour throughout

Published by Struik in 2018

Additional information

Weight 1.3 kg
Dimensions 25.5 × 24.5 × 3 cm