Rare Plant Fair 2019 a resounding success!

Rare Plant Fair a resounding success!

Despite the rain and the cloud cover, this year's Rare Plant Fair held on April 13th, 2019 tempted people in their masses to visit the Tokara Wine and Olive Estate near Stellenbosch.

Having been inspired by the European concept to showcase rare and exotic plants, the Rare Plant Fair has grown from 10 specialist and public growers in its first year at Bishops Court, to around 40 at this year’s event. These included specialists in carnivorous plants, orchids, fruit trees, vegetable seedlings, and aquatic plants, to sculpture and compost.

The organizers said, “A great part of the success of the fair is this effort of hosting everyone who is passionate about plants together within the beautiful surroundings of the gardens, and you can find anything there; both indigenous and exotic plants. This is what makes it special and what the public seem to really enjoy!”

The good coffee and snacks, and the gorgeous Tokara Gardens, and the sheer variety and volume of unusual plants gave visitors a wonderful day out. 

The vendors selling in 2019 were: African Rain Queen, Alan Hill, Arnelia, Aubrey Horne, Benscapes, Bonsai Trees, Broms in the Berg, Camphill Farm, Candide, CPT Fynbos Experience, De Fynne, Eikenhoff Orchids, Gert Van Tonder, Hammond Botanicals, Horti.co.za, In2Plants, Jim Holmes, Just Like Papa, Keurbos, Knechtsvlakte Kwekery, Ludwigs Roses, Nuno, Pan’s Carnivores, Pink Geranium, Riverside Aquatics, Rooiklip, Roy Reycraft Garden Art, Rustenberg, Silas Birds, Suzette Kriel Landscaping, The Gravel Garden, The SA Bulb Company, The Succulent Emporium, Themba Trees, Toos Van den Berg, Veld and Fynbos, Waterwise Plants, West Coast Flora, Wurmbosch

Further information for the 2020 event can be found at www.rareplantsale.co.za, or keep an eye on horti.co.za closer to the time.

17 Apr 2019

By Fiona Stafford