Severe weather conditions wreaking havoc in the Cape Winelands since the weekend took their toll on the extensive gardens at Tokara Wine Farm necessitating the postponement of the annual Rare Plant Fair and Autumn Open Garden. 

The gale-force winds caused extensive damage to the private farm garden, especially the trees and walkways, leaving the terrain unsuitable for visitors before a full assessment can be made.  The annual event, scheduled for later this month, will now take place on Saturday, 26 October 2024.

“The decision to postpone the event at Tokara was not made lightly, but was necessary due to the severe impact of the storm.  The long-term damage to the trees in particular, requires a thorough assessment to guarantee the safety of our visitors. We understand the anticipation surrounding this event and share the disappointment of avid garden enthusiasts who look forward to visiting our gardens every year,” says Anne-Marie Ferreira, who is devastated that their magnificent farm garden was not spared by the storm.

The Tokara team eagerly anticipates welcoming devotees back to the farm garden in  Spring.

For more information, visit www.rareplantfair.co.za