Tokara Winelands landscape towards False Bay in the Western Cape. Picture supplied.

At the centre of the Cape Winelands lies the Simonsberg mountain, home to an exceptional vineyard named Tokara Wine estate. 

Experience Tokara in all its natural splendour when this acclaimed Stellenbosch family wine and olive estate opens its extensive private gardens to the public for the annual Rare Plant Sale on Saturday, 20 October (09h00 – 15h00).

The Open Garden and Rare Plant Sale last year. Picture supplied.

This popular event is a spring highlight for plant lovers. 

Growers will be selling special and unusual plants directly to the public. 

From indigenous offerings like bromeliads, succulents, fruit trees, vegetables & herbs, proteas, ericas, pelargoniums, buchus, ornamental grasses, exotic perennials, orchids, rhododendrons, bulbs and other fynbos and indigenous plants.

The wide variety of plants will appeal to all tastes, with something even for the most discerning. 

Besides the wide variety of plants, there will be tea and other refreshments for sale. Tokara will be well represented with their elegant wines and award winning extra virgin olive oils. 

The list of vendors includes Rustenburg, Candide, Nuno, African Bulbs and Pink Geranium.

Tokara Wine Estate landscape against the breathtaking Simonsberg mountains. Picture supplied.

Meander through the indigenous, exotic and vegetable gardens, explore the woodland walks and discover the untold works of art dotted throughout the farm. 

The colossal landmark Angus Taylor Dionysus sculpture commissioned by owners GT and Anne-Marie Ferreira takes pride of place against the backdrop of the Simonsberg.

The Rare Plant Sale starts at 09h00. Tickets at R50 are available at the gate. 

Children aged under 10 have free entry. 

The Tasting Lounge, restaurants and Delicatessen will be open as usual on the Saturday. 

For more information on the Rare Plant Sale visit the Rare Plant Sale