DANIEL STOWE BOTANICAL GARDEN

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden (DSBG) is the Carolinas’ Garden for all seasons, providing guests a chance to reconnect with nature and to create lifelong memories with friends and family.

Located on 380 acres along the banks of Lake Wylie, spectacular gardens, sparkling fountains, a conservatory dedicated to the display of tropical plants and orchids, a visitor pavilion, a garden store and nature trails await the visitor.

The Gardens

Visitors enter Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden through the Visitor Pavilion featuring a breathtaking stained-glass dome, as well as perennial and annual gardens. Your visit will include a walk through nine theme gardens: Four Seasons Garden, a tropically-
themed Canal Garden, four perennial gardens, the charming Cottage Garden, fragrant Conifer Garden and the stately West Garden.

The Orchid Conservatory and More
Don’t miss the Orchid Conservatory, Lost Hollow, The Kimbrell Children’s Garden, striking water fountains and canals with a collection of plants from around the globe. Hike Meadowood Walk a 1-mile nature trail that continues through field and forest. Before you leave check out the gift shop.

Field Trips

Exciting things are happening at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden! With the addition of Lost Hollow: The Kimbrell Children’s Garden, our focus on children is front and center. Exciting new school programs engage children throughout the Garden using experiential learning principles that integrate standards from multiple areas, including science, art, math, literature, and more. Choose one of our programs, carefully designed to address North and South Carolina Essential Standards as well as Common Core, according to the age of your students. We can customize any of our programs to older learners as well.

Holiday Lights at the Garden

Stroll through "a Mile of a Million Lights!" an amazing signature event in the evenings at Holidays at the Garden at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. Along the journey, discover enchanting fairy villages, visit with Santa, listen to live holiday music, roast marshmallows, sip a warm beverage and more.

 

Get into the spirit of winter by throwing on some skates and taking a few laps on a 17,000 square foot ice trail at U.S. National Whitewater Center. Hot beverages and rentals are also available.

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After your visit go relax in town

Belmont

After Your Hike Go Relax In Town

Visitors to Gaston County in North Carolina will find the town of Belmont located just south of I-85 at exit 27 . The downtown is located just off of the Catawba River and is the closest town in the county to Charlotte, NC.

EXPERIENCE

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

MORE THINGS TO DO

In Gaston County, NC

Centennial Park

Renovated in 2015, Centennial Park serves as the epicenter for entertainment in downtown. Enjoy the park during a special event or relax during the day admiring local art or simply enjoying the pocket of green space in downtown. Explore local businesses while in downtown and use Centennial Park as a place to eat or relax!

114 W Virginia Ave, Bessemer City, NC 28016

Bessemer City

Bridge at High Shoals

As you head out of the county going north along 321 is High Shoals. Visitors enjoy taking pictures of the old truss bridge as well as launching paddle boats to explore the ruins of the iron works.

400 S Lincoln St.

High Shoals

Christmas Town USA

McAdenville’s 650 or so residents go all-out to convert their homes into Christmas Town USA– an achievement that attracts about 600,000 visitors. Drive the half-mile route – free of charge – to see 375-plus trees strung with more than 500,000 red, green and white lights. Christmas Town, USA finished 4th in the “Best Public Holiday Lights Display in the USA” contest, sponsored by USA Today.

McAdenville

Kates Skating Rink

1151 Skating Rink Drive

Lowell

11 Mill Blueway South Fork Trail

A long paddle that will take you almost 9 miles down the South Fork River where you will witness both a beautifully protected shoreline and signs of Gaston's past in the textile industry with plenty of places to stop at parks, restaurants, and breweries along the way.

Kevin Loftin Riverfront Park

Access the Catawba River via canoe, kayak or boat from this 10-acre riverfront park.

1400 Catawba Street

Belmont

Our accommodations are conveniently located close to major highways and include national brands, historic boutiques, bed & breakfasts and Airbnbs.  Whether you are traveling in a large group, a family, or all by yourself, you will find our lodgings to be well appointed with all the amenities you may need for a short or long stay.

PLACES TO STAY

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620 N. Main St.

Belmont, NC 28012

Phone: 704-825-4044

Toll Free: 1-800-849-9994

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