1. Joslin Garden

William and Mary Coker Joslin always believed that parks and greenways are a large part of what makes Raleigh a vibrant and healthy place to live. By donating their home and garden to the City of Oaks Foundation, the Joslins’ plan for their garden is to give all visitors to and citizens of Raleigh another natural haven from urban life. They hope that the Joslin Garden will provide a place where environmental awareness and conservation can be nurtured through education and the joy of a deep connection with the natural world.

 Joslin Garden map

Joslin Garden map

Today, the Joslin Garden and Joslin House are owned by the Foundation. Joslin Garden is not yet open daily to the public. Working with the City of Raleigh's Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department, the Foundation hosts a number of special events each year, and has begun the planning process to open this space as a public garden year-round.

Be sure to check our Events page for the latest exciting programs taking place at Joslin Garden, or sign up for our mailing list.


Formal Gardens


Natural Settings


Historic Meeting Space