Puff Adder
A shaded walk was recently created on Babylonstoren farm for a collection of clivias. These famous indigenous lilies of South Africa flower during Spring which starts in September. The walk meanders next to a stream emanating in the Simonsberg and slithers through wild olives and eucalyptus trees.

The structure of balau slats on steel frames eliminates about 40% of sunlight but allows a free flow of air: ideal for clivias. The bulge in the structure is known as “the mouse”, as it resembles a rodent in the belly of a snake. The structure was designed by Patrice Taravella and engineered by Terry de Waal.

Babylonstoren garden is situated in the Cape Winelands and is open to the public. The clivia collection edges a huge formal vegetable and fruit garden which supplies the farm hotel and Babel restaurant with fresh produce daily.

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