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Juniper Level Botanic Garden presents Winter Rose Festival and Open Garden

March 1 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EST

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One event on July 13, 2024 at 9:00 am

There may be a chill in the air, but at Juniper Level Botanic Garden (JLBG), plants will be in full bloom at the Winter Rose Festival and Open Garden and Nursery days, February 23-25 and March 1-3.

JLBG’s Open Garden and Nursery days – held just two weekends every season – allow visitors from across the Triangle and around the country to enjoy one of the largest and most diverse plant collections in the world. This season’s theme, Winter Rose Festival, invites guests to explore hundreds of Hellebores, more commonly known as the Lenten rose, throughout the eight-acre garden grounds. A perennial flowering plant in the Ranunculaceae family, Hellebores are known for their evergreen foliage and winter blooms in stunning pink, yellow, white and green hues.

In addition to the spectacular Lenten roses, guests can also explore acres of evergreens, cyclamen and one of the world’s largest collections of trilliums.

Winter Rose Festival and Open Garden and Nursery attendees are welcome to take self-guided garden tours with horticulture experts on-site to answer questions, join the 15-minute “Gardening Unplugged” series with various specialists covering a range of topics each day, and access the open greenhouses for plant purchases. Local food trucks will also be on the grounds for guests to enjoy.

JLBG’s Winter Rose Festival and Open Garden and Nursery event are open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free. For more information, visit

About Juniper Level Botanic Gardens

Juniper Level Botanic Garden is an eight-acre educational, research, and display garden filled with more than 27,000 taxa of plants, including native perennials, exotic plants, rare delights, and an array of incredible and unusual specimen trees and shrubs you won’t see anywhere else in the world. The garden was designed using the philosophy of “drifts of one” to house and showcase a diverse collection of ornamental plants in an aesthetic and relaxed setting. Juniper Level Botanic Garden has evolved into one of the largest ex-situ plant collections in the world. The garden is designed for year-round interest with peak season from late April through mid-October. Tony and Anita Avent have gifted their award-winning Juniper Level Botanic Garden to NC State’s JC Raulston Arboretum. This partnership brings together two renowned institutions to create a one-of-a-kind resource for plant research, conservation, education, and appreciation that benefits our state, the nation, and the world. Learn more about the partnership and the Juniper Level Botanic Garden Endowment.


March 1
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Juniper Level Botanic Garden 9241 Sauls Rd, Raleigh
9241 Sauls Road
Raleigh, 27603 United States
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