Juniper Level Botanic Gardens

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United States of America - North Carolina - Raleigh

Institution Code:

BGCI Member: No

About the Juniper Level Botanic Gardens

Juniper Level Botanic Garden is a 28-acre garden and research facility, with a collection of more than 25,000 taxa of woody plants and herbaceous perennials from around the world. We pride ourselves in supporting ex situ conservation, and trialing and developing new plants for gardens in our USDA Zone 7b, and beyond. We are funded through plant purchases from Plant Delights Nursery, Inc.

Main Address:
Juniper Level Botanic Gardens
Plant Delights Nursery, Inc.
9241 Sauls Road
North Carolina 27603 United States of America

Telephone: (919) 772-4794
Fax: (919) 772-4752
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Tony Avent
    Curator's Name: Amanda Wilkins, Curator
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Zac Hill
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 6
    Educational Staff Number:
    Research Staff Number: 5
    Administration Staff Number:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: Yes
    Status: State: No
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: No
    Status: Satellite: No
    Status: Trust: No
  • Date founded: 1988
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: No
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 11 Hectares
  • Total Area: 11 Hectares
    Latitude: 35.6260130
    Longitude: -78.6398060
    Annual Rainfall: 1200 mm
    Altitude: 100.50 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: No
  • Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Volunteers: 20

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 25000
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 20000
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Invasive Species Policy: No
    ABS Policy: No
    Plant Collection Policy: No

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Medicinal Plant Programme: No
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes
    Reintroduction Programme: No

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: No
    Plant Breeding: Yes
    Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Conservation - Genetics: Yes
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: Yes
    Ecology: No
    Ecosystem Conservation: No
    Education: Yes
    Ethnobotany: No
    Exploration: Yes
    Floristics: Yes
    Horticulture: Yes
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: Yes
    Molecular Genetics: No
    Pollination Biology: No
    Restoration Ecology: No
    Seed/Spore Biology: Yes
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Yes
    Sustainability: No
    Pharmacology: No
    Agriculture: No
    Land Restoration: No
    Urban Environments: No

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: No
    Education Signs in Garden: No
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: No
    Special Exhibitions: No
    Courses for School Children: No
    Courses for University/College Students: No
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes