A part of the Tokara farm garden
The Reader by Marike Prinsloo-Rowe | Photo Credit - Obie Oberholzer LR

Tokara farm garden in full bloom

Experience the Spring Splendour of Tokara Farm’s Private Garden at Garden Town Stellenbosch

Delight in the resplendent beauty of Tokara Farm’s private garden, showcased exclusively during Garden Town Stellenbosch’s spring festivities, from 27 October to 5 November 2023. Immerse yourself in the vibrant blooms and lush greenery on a self-guided tour through this hidden oasis.

A mosaic of indigenous flora, the enchanting Adamastor Moss Garden, and the majestic cork oak forest are yours to explore. Wander along serene paths dotted with sculptures crafted by local talents, each piece harmoniously melding with nature’s tapestry.

  • Bronze sculpture by Guy du Toit | Tokara Farm Garden
  • Spring Moss Garden at Tokara portrait | Tokara Farm Garden
  • Tokara moss garden in full spring bloom | Tokara Farm Garden
  • Tokara Moss Garden's first spring bloom Portrait | Tokara Farm Garden

Don’t miss the wetlands, the eco-conscious vegetable patch, and the babbling mountain stream, which culminates in tranquil lily ponds, all while the intoxicating fragrances of spring surround you.

The Adamastor Moss Garden, a recent addition to Tokara, is a testament to the beauty of integration and harmony. Crafted by moss artist Gert van Tonder using local sandstone, granite, and indigenous mosses, it is a sublime sanctuary that echoes the Zen gardens of Japan yet is still distinctly Tokara.

  • Adamaster Moss Garden at Tokara landscape | Tokara Farm Garden
  • Spring flowers at Tokara | Tokara Farm Garden
  • Tokara's picking garden landscape | Tokara Farm Garden

The garden is a testament to the vision and passion of GT and Anne-Marie Ferreira, who founded Tokara over two decades ago. Their commitment to culture is clear in the abundance of art, seamlessly integrated into the property. Anne-Marie, a patron of emerging local artists, has curated a space where art and winemaking intertwine.

Tokara Spring Open Garden

  • Date: 27-28 October and 3-4 November 2023
  • Time: 09h00 – 16h00
  • Tickets: R50 per car available at the farm gate upon arrival
  • Venue: Tokara Wine and Olive Farm, Helshoogte Pass, Stellenbosch
  • Contact: wine@tokara.com or phone 021 808 5900

Garden Town Stellenbosch, an initiative by Visit Stellenbosch, is a 10-day celebration of the region’s horticultural heritage, offering a range of activities from open gardens and flower art to wine tastings and hiking. For more details, visit Garden Town – Garden Town Stellenbosch (visitstellenbosch.org).