EXPERIENCE Tokara in all its autumn splendour when this acclaimed Stellenbosch family wine and olive estate opens its extensive farm garden to the public for the annual Rare Plant Fair on Saturday, 23 April 2022.
Meander through tranquil walks dotted with sculptures by local artists while taking in the magnificent vistas over the large garden dam. The dedicated indigenous garden, textures in the cork oak forest and the fresh scents wafting from the terraces of the picking garden will appeal to all the senses. Other enchanting secrets worth discovering are the inspiring vegetable garden, wetlands and the gurgling mountain stream flowing into soothing lily ponds.
The latest addition to the farm’s inspiring collection of natural marvels is a Moss Garden (pictured above) created by neuroscientist and international moss gardener Gert van Tonder. The garden is 100% local with all rocks and moss originating within a few kilometres from the space that is being transformed into something that belongs at Tokara as much as it does in Japan.
With a wide variety of plants on sale from indigenous flora such as fynbos and proteas to the more exotic, this popular event will appeal to all tastes. Besides coffee and other refreshments, Tokara will be well represented with its elegant wines and award winning extra virgin olive oils.
The Tokara Rare Plant Fair and Autumn Open Garden 2022 opens from 8am until 4pm. Entry for adults is R50 in aid of a local charity. Children under 10 have free entry. The Tokara Tasting Lounge, restaurants and Delicatessen will be open as usual on the Saturday. For more information on the Open Garden click here, or email [email protected]. Email Karin Alant at [email protected] for enquiries regarding the Rare Plant Fair.