Tony and I have gifted our estate, including Juniper Level Botanic Garden and Plant Delights Nursery, to NC State University for future preservation. We are excited that NC State will build upon our work to advance research and plant breeding, continue to introduce new plants to gardeners and industry, promote and preserve plant diversity, and cultivate a public passion for horticulture.
Now we are working with NC State to raise awareness of our need to fund the required multi-million dollar operational endowment for Juniper Level Botanic Garden. Once complete, we will become an official sister institution of the JC Raulston Arboretum, and we will open full time to the public. Will you help us shape the future of horticulture by donating to the Juniper Level Botanic Garden Endowment at NC State. All gifts are made through the NC State Endowment Fund, a 501-C-3. You may donate here.
We have already joined forces with the JC Raulston Arboretum to begin a new annual Horticultural Symposium, starting June 7-8, 2019. Our first symposium will feature woody plants, while the alternate year symposiums will focus on perennials. We are very excited about this partnership and hope you join us for our inaugural event this year. Thank you for sharing our vision and our passion for plants.
Anita and Tony Avent