UPDATE: Fall 2019 Open Garden Day POSTPONED!

City of Oaks Foundation Announces Expanded Open Garden Days Season

with New Fall Open Garden Day

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UPDATE: Due to inclement weather, Fall Open Garden Day has been POSTPONED! It will not be held on Sunday, October 20th. A new date will be announced soon. We apologize for the inconvenience.

This year neighbors and garden enthusiasts can enjoy a tour of Joslin Garden in the fall as part of the City of Oaks Foundation's OAKToberfest!

Fall Open Garden Day



The Garden, located at 2431 West Lake Drive, was developed by William and Mary Coker Joslin and comprises more than four rolling, wooded acres, with an extensive variety of rare and native plants.

Owned and managed by the City of Oaks Foundation, the Garden and Joslin House are being transformed into public garden in partnership with Raleigh’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department.

“The decision to hold an Open Garden Day in the fall will let visitors experience something different from our previous spring Open Garden Days," said the Foundation's executive director Chris Heagarty. “As summer turns to fall the Garden still has many beautiful plants and flowers in bloom for visitors to see. Many find the cooler temperatures a relaxing time for a stroll along the garden's trails."

Other fall events are scheduled to take place as part of OAKtoberfest, including Art in the Garden and the very popular OWLoween event.

Out of respect for the neighbors, guests are asked to park on only one side of West Lake Drive.

The City of Oaks Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that believes in a great outdoors for a great Raleigh. More information about the events will become available closer to the days of the events. For more information visit cityofoaksfoundation.org or follow the organization on Facebook or Twitter.

Eventbrite - 2019 Fall Open Garden Day


Are there minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No, supervised children are welcome and there will be some activities for children.

What are my parking options for the event?

Please park on West Lake Drive, on the side of the street opposite of the homes. No parking is permitted in front of the neighbors' homes.

What should I bring into the event?

Please wear comfortable shoes for walking the garden paths and trails. Some areas of the Garden may not be accessible to those with limited mobility. Cameras and leashed pets are welcome. Depending upon the weather, you may wish to bring sunglasses or a hat.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please call us at 919-996-4773 or email info@cityofoaksfoundation.org.