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.


After your visit go relax in town

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.


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