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Nearby NC Gardens to Visit

If you are coming to visit Juniper Level Botanic Garden/Plant Delights Nursery from out of town, you may wish to extend your visit to include nearby gardens.

We are only a short 30 minute drive from the J.C. Raulston Arboretum, featuring an important collection of ornamental woody landscape plants, as well as a world-famous perennial border.

Duke Gardens, an hour from Juniper Level Botanic Garden features an extensive native plant garden, an Asian plant garden, filled with amazing exotic plants, and a number of other wonderfully landscaped areas.

The UNC Botanic Garden in Chapel Hill, 45 minutes to the northwest has a strong emphasis on Regional native plants, with a lovely display garden and education center.

The Sandhills Community College Gardens is just over an hour southwest of Juniper Level Botanic Garden, and features a mature holly collection with over 400 cultivars, along with a number of other beautifully landscaped areas.

Montrose Gardens, and hour northwest of Juniper Level is an extensive private garden, with a huge collection of small bulbs, cyclamen, and other perennial and woody plant treasures, that is open by appointment, along with some regularly scheduled tours.

The Charles Keith Arboretum, about 1 hour northwest of Juniper Level, is probably the most extensive and diverse collection of trees east of the Mississippi. This private arboretum is the handiwork of Dr. Charles Keith, and will be most appreciated by knowledgeable woody plantsmen.

Other public gardens include:

The JC Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh
The North Carolina Botanical Garden and Coker Arboretum in Chapel Hill
Sandhills Horticultural Gardens in Pinehurst
The Gardens at Montrose (by appointment only) in Hillsborough
Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham
The Charles Keith Arboretum By appointment only.


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For more info, visit the NC Division of Tourism for a nice list of Gardens and Horticultural displays across the state.