Babylonstoren this Winter

Beat the winter blues at Babylonstoren with activities ranging from blissful spa treatments to informative workshops. 

Babylonstoren Spa – Special offer

June, July, August 2018

Valid Mondays to Thursdays.

90 mins of bliss

R900 | 90 min

Choose any three from the following list of pampering treats:

30 min facial

30 min back massage

30 min body scrub

30 min foot pampering (foot scrub, foot filing, foot mask, foot massage)

3 hours of serenity

R1900 | 3 hours

Choose any three treatments from the following list:

60 min therapeutic massage

60 min Esse facial

60 min body scrub and wrap

60 min pedicure

60 min manicure

For more information contact: +27 (0)21 300 3929/spa@babylonstoren.com

 

Cycads Workshop

06 June 2018

10:00 – 16:00

Cycads are great waterwise subjects and, once established, very drought tolerant with great architectural features. They are cone-bearing living fossils – great survivors from a period in the earth’s history when they were the dominant species. About 45 species grow wild in southern Africa, ranging in size from small acaulescent plants to trees of about 10 m tall.

Come and admire our newly established cycad garden which includes most South African species – also the very rare Encephalartos woodii.

Ask Ernst for the best cycad choices for your garden during his illustrated talk on their cultivation and propagation (from seed and suckers) as well as pests and diseases. We then get practical and learn how to grow seed and remove suckers, as well as other planting tips.

Lunch will be served at the Greenhouse Restaurant and is included in the price. For hotel guests, the workshop is included in your stay.

Cost R700 per person.

Bookings essential

For more information and bookings: https://www.babylonstoren.com/experience/workshop/cycad-workshop

 

Mushrooms Workshops

13 June 2018

10:00 – 16:00

Come and spend the day with local grower Kotie van Tonder from Darling Gourmet Mushrooms. We get practical first thing in the morning, harvesting fresh shiitake and oyster mushrooms in our mushroom room.

Kotie will discuss and demonstrate the growing of the beautiful oyster mushroom. Fill your own bags of straw and inoculate them with oyster mushroom spores, and oak logs with shiitake plugs, to grow (and harvest!) at home.

Join us for an Italian-inspired lunch in the Bakery – included in the price. The wood-fired pizza main course is served straight from the oven, to be enjoyed to your heart’s content. For hotel guests, the workshop is included in your stay.

R700 per person

Bookings essential

For more information and bookings:  https://www.babylonstoren.com/experience/workshop/mushroom-workshop

 

Garden Succulents Workshop

20 June 2018

10:00 -16:00

With two-thirds of South Africa being semi-arid, gardening can be challenging and thus we have a new obsession – succulents. Grow local species in your drought-tolerant garden and add to its architectural features some of the larger euphorbias and aloes. They vary from low ground covers to large shrubs and even trees of 10 m tall.

After walking with us through our new cycad garden, looking at various succulent ground covers and species, Ernst shares tips during an illustrated talk. In the afternoon we’ll get practical and learn how to grow succulents from seed and cuttings.

Lunch will be served at the Greenhouse Restaurant and is included in the price. For hotel guests, the workshop is included in your stay.

R700 per person

Bookings essential

For more information and bookings:

https://www.babylonstoren.com/experience/workshop/indigenous-succulents-for-your-garden