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5 great reasons to visit Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden this summer

If you haven't been to Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens lately you're missing it! Newly refurbished and looking truly spectacular, it's time to schedule a visit. Here are five great reasons to visit today.

1. Butterfly Bungalow

Open thru September 5th

Enter this pollinators’ paradise located onsite, abundant in fluttering butterflies and caterpillars native to North Carolina. While here, witness the life cycle of a butterfly including several species and how to attract these stunning, nectar-loving insects.

2. Fountains, Flowers and Foliage

Known as a garden for all seasons, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden provides guests a chance to reconnect with nature. Enter through the visitor pavilion to 110 acres of spectacular gardens showcasing beautiful fountains, flowers and foliage, annual and perennial displays, and more.

The Orchid Conservatory is the Carolinas’ only 8,000-square-foot, five-story glass house dedicated to a display of orchids and tropical plants. Discover a waterfall, showy blooming orchids and tropical plants like a cocoa tree, vanilla orchid and orchid tree.

3. Special Events

Keep an eye on the calendar because the Garden is frequently hosting events for the public such as these three scheduled for August 2022.

Hummingbird Banding

Join expert biologist Susan Campbell for this event as she captures, bands and releases hummingbirds for research.

Learn about attracting these tiny ornithological jewels and how to keep them coming back. You may even get to hold and help release a hummingbird! LEARN MORE

Sip and Paint

Instructor, Marty Hutchins, will show you how to bring out the beauty of the tropics for this fun class for all skill levels. Let the Orchid Conservatory be your inspiration, or bring your own to paint what you like. Relax with a glass of wine and nibble on a small snacks as you create your work of art. Supplies include paint, brushes, canvas, and easels. Two glasses of wine will be provided per attendee. LEARN MORE

Jazz at the Garden

Bring your lawn chair and a picnic to enjoy the show, Jazz at the Garden here at the Garden. These events are rain or shine and you must purchase tickets in advance.


4. Nature Trails

Have you been out to visit the beautiful Garden Trails? Discover 3.2 miles of walking trails, including the Persimmon Trail, Seven Oaks Preserve Trail, and the Meadowood Walk! These trails provide not only beautiful scenery, but the chance to connect with nature.

5. The Garden Store

If you're looking for a unique one of a kind gift, the Garden Store located inside the stunning visitor pavilion, is open during regular business hours. Here you will find a treasure trove of items including home and garden art and decor, locally-made jewelry, soaps and lotions, wine, wedding gifts, honey, chocolate and other treats, children’s books, toys and a few beverages and snacks. No admission required! Garden members receive 10% off all purchases.


Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

6500 South New Hope Road, Belmont, NC 28012

(704) 825-4490 |

  • Open 9 am – 4 pm, six days per week, Closed Tuesdays

  • Labor Day through Memorial Day: 10am – 4pm Closed Mondays and Tuesdays

Check website for last-minute changes.

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