Tony Avent: Plant Delights

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April 16, 2010. Raleigh, North Carolina.. Tony Avent is the founder of the Juniper Level Botanical Garden and the owner of Plant Delights Nursery. He is a plant explorer, traveling around the world looking for new types of plants, and is considered one of the forerunners in the field of breeding new varieties of plants for the consumer market.. Mr. Avent looks over the Trillium test beds, where hundreds of the types of the plant are grown for years to find the hardiest strains, which are then put into production and sold to consumers.