Tokara Rare Plant Fair and Autumn Open Garden 2022

Explore the wondrous gardens at Tokara family wine and olive estate.

Experience Tokara in all its autumn splendour when this Stellenbosch family wine and olive estate opens its extensive farm garden to the public for the annual Rare Plant Fair this coming Saturday on April 23.

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 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.

The 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 wines and award winning extra virgin olive oils will too be on sale.

The Tokara Rare Plant Fair and Autumn Open Garden 2022 opens on Saturday April 23, from 8am to 4pm at the Tokara wine and olive farm, Helshoogte Pass, Stellenbosch. Entry for adults is R50 in aid of a local charity. Children under 10, enter free.

The Tokara Tasting Lounge, restaurants and Delicatessen will be open as usual on the Saturday. For more information on the Open Garden visit or email

For enquiries about the Rare Plant Fair, contact Karin Alant at for enquiries regarding the Rare Plant Fair.

Spring blossoms flower in the Tokara private garden.