A Passion for Perennial Plants and the Gardeners who Love Them
Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) February 16, 2011
Plant Delights Nursery, an international mail order nursery specializing in rare and unusual perennials, and the adjacent Juniper Level Botanic Gardens (http://www.jlbg.org) are open to the public for their annual Winter Open House. Open House visitors regularly come from not only across the county, but from around the world. Plant Delights Nursery was recently named one of the Top 7 mail order nurseries in the country by Garden Design Magazine in their December 2010 issue.
The Open House is held on two consecutive weekends, rain, snow, or shine!
Event Dates/Times: Friday & Saturday February 25, 26 - hours 8am-5pm
Friday & Saturday March 4, 5 - hours 8am-5pm
Address: 9241 Sauls Road Raleigh, NC 27603
Winter is the peak season for many plants such as Helleborus, Arum, Hardy Cyclamen, Edgeworthia, Ranunculus, and many more. Visitors may tour the world-renowned six acre garden, where staff horticulturists are available to answer gardening questions. Additionally, over 1500 types of plants will be available for on-site purchase or for shipment at a later date.
About Plant Delights Nursery
Plant Delights Nursery is a mail-order and internet-based plant nursery that has been in business since 1988. They hold four open houses per year: winter, spring, summer, and fall. Plant Delights Nursery sells rare and unusual perennials from around the world. Many of their plants were discovered by co-owner, Tony Avent, during his more than 66 plant hunting expeditions to exotic places such as Argentina, China, Crete, and South Africa. In addition to being a plant explorer and businessman, Tony Avent is a renowned plantsman, a successful author and a popular public speaker who tours nationally. Plant Delights Nursery is known for its print catalog which features humorous and topical cover art as well as irreverant, witty and sometimes edgy prose. Plant Delights Nursery and Tony Avent are frequently profiled on television (including The Martha Stewart Show and Almanac Gardener), in magazines (including Southern Living, Horticulture, and Fine Gardening) and in newspapers (including the New York Times, Houston Chronicle, Chicago Tribune, and News & Observer). Proceeds from Plant Delights Nursery support the Juniper Level Botanic Gardens, a six acre garden with extensive research programs that grows over 18,000 different plants.