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Hello! I’m Cornel and I blog about things that inspire me, things I’ve made and Craft Share, the craft group I started in 2009.

You'll find lots of crochet on my blog, as well as my crochet and sewing projects for Ideas Magazine, since September 2011.

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hello may


May's new calendar for you!

Babylonstoren is an experience.

I was very fortunate to spend an afternoon eating lunch at Babel Restaurant and walking through a garden that is like no other I have ever visited.

I would not be able to describe with words the concept, the variety, it's size and the surprizes around every corner.

Just have a quick look at the garden plan and planting list to get an idea of the scale.

Here are a few photos I took with my iPhone, while trying to take everything in...



I'm standing on a mosaic that "frames" a fruit tree.

I used part of this image for the May desktop calendar.



A small notice at the entrance to this square invites you to take your shoes off and walk barefoot through the groundcover.



The scent of Rosemary hangs heavy in the air as you walk down this pathway.



At almost 2 meters high, this was the biggest surprize of the afternoon.

Like so many other features and detail at Babylonstoren, the completely unneccessary is turned into something beautiful, serving some kind of practical purpose.



Art by nature ... with a little help from one of the 18 full time gardeners.



Salvaged porcelain found when the garden was established only 5 years ago.

Clouds are reflected in the protective glass.

I'm convinced that Babylonstoren is best experienced in person.

Again and again.

Can't wait to go back.


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Reader Comments (2)

Dear Cornel - whow, that looks beautiful! What a nice place to spend an afternoon.
I already found out that it's only 50 km from CapeTown, so this will for sure be a trip when I'm there in July!

May 2, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAlexandra

Hi Alexandra!
It is SO worth it!
Look forward to have coffee with you in July!
C x

May 13, 2014 | Registered CommenterCornel

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