Let me take you to a place where you can walk through tunnels filled with flowers, and where real life will make you believe in fairytales.

Less than an hour outside Cape Town, Babylonstoren is a wonderland of water lillies, lavender and lemons. With majestetic mountains as a backdrop, this historic fruit and wine farm garden is considered to be one of the best preserved farmyards in the Cape.

All of the more than 300 varieties of plants in the garden are edible or have medicinal value, with everything from blood oranges to asparagus, mushrooms and macadamia nuts. You can find these plants as ingredients on the menu of the farm’s two restaurants.

There are always flowers for those who want to see them, said Henry Matisse. In Babylonstoren, they surround you everywhere you go.

This garden gave me peace in my heart.

~ Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul ~ Luther Burbank

You should go to Babylonstoren if you are in Cape Town. Because just living is not enough. You need sunshine, freedom and a pretty flower (Hans Christian Andersen).



Welcome to my blog!

Hi! My name is Ida and I am a journalist for Norwegian Broadcasting who is living in Cape Town, South Africa. I would love to share my experiences from my life in the rainbow nation with you. On this blog, you can also find posts from my travels around the world.

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