A Renovated South African Farm Inspired by the Hanging Gardens of Babylon

Hailing back to 1692, South Africa’s Babylonstoren is a historic Cape Dutch farm that evokes images of the Garden of Eden. Spread across eight acres, the property’s gardens are woven together in a maze-like tapestry of sectional plots, each one brimming with different types of plants, trees, berries, fruits, vegetables, and beehives. Inspired equally by the hanging gardens of Babylon and van Riebeeck’s garden (which supplied ships sailing between Asia and Europe), the rural retreat now functions as a working f…

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