GROW YOURSELF AT BABYLONSTOREN WORKSHOPS

Babylonstoren’s hands-on workshops are hosted by experts and are a great way to try your hand at new skills.

Starting with a walk through the garden, it is usually a full-day affair with lunch under the oak trees at the Greenhouse Restaurant or the Spice House.

Get cultured with our cheesemaking workshop

09, 17 June 2021 l 10am – 3pm

Observe our main mouse on the farm, Alta Eybers, and learn a thing or two about making cheese. First you’ll get to meet the farm’s herd of water buffalos that produce the milk we use to make our traditional style buffalo mozzarella cheese. In the fully equipped Cheese Room, Alta will demonstrate the craft behind this creamy delicacy – from cutting the curds to stretching it into balls.

An introduction and tasting of specialities such as our ricotta and halloumi will follow. Finally, guests are invited to a hands-on experience of making Buffalo mozzarella before being treated to a lunch of cheese, meats and preserves, fresh from the Babylonstoren deli store – the perfect end to a cheesy day!

Steaming coffee from our Lekker Room is served upon arrival.

Lunch at the Spice House is included.

Learn the pecking order: keeping chickens at home.

23 June 2021 l 10am – 3pm

Interested in keeping chickens at home, but not sure about the pecking order? Spend a day with experienced poultry farmer Christo Botha and visit the fowl house to explore what is needed to keep chickens happy and healthy. Christo will share his passion and tips for keeping free-range fowls at home and provide guidance for selecting the best local breed for your garden.

Steaming coffee from our Lekker Room is served upon arrival.

Lunch at the Greenhouse Restaurant is included.

Explore the magic world of mushrooms

30 June 2021 l 10am – 3pm

Spend the day with our head gardener Liesl van der Walt to discover more about the magical world of mushrooms. Enter our mushroom room to harvest your own fresh shiitake and oyster mushrooms for lunch.

Liesl will share and demonstrate some of the tricks of cultivating beautiful oyster mushrooms and guide you as you fill your own bags of straw inoculated with spores and oak logs with shiitake plugs, to grow (and harvest!) at home.

Steaming coffee from our Lekker Room is served upon arrival.

Lunch at the Greenhouse Restaurant is included.


Workshops costs R700 per person.

For more information visit https://babylonstoren.com/workshops