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Rediscover Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden this Summer


As the warmth of summer descends upon the Carolinas, there's no better time to rediscover the ever-enchanting Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. Nestled amidst the verdant landscapes of Belmont, North Carolina, this botanical haven offers so much for nature enthusiasts, from captivating exhibits to immersive experiences, live music, and special events; the Garden beckons visitors to embark on a journey of discovery and delight.




Rediscover Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden this Summer


Summer Butterfly Bungalow at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Butterfly Bungalow 

 Immerse yourself in the Butterfly Bungalow from May 25 to September 3,to see butterflies emerge from hungry caterpillars to beautiful butterflies – an exciting opportunity to learn about and interact with the butterflies you might find in your backyard!


Special Events and Engaging Activities

Look for these special events and activities that promise something for everyone. Whether you're a music fan, a culinary enthusiast, or a nature lover seeking adventure.

  • Pickin on the Porch: now through October 26th, this music series invites you to unwind and enjoy the soulful sounds of local musicians at the Trailhead Store.

  • Immersive Garden Mornings: This program utilizes hands-on experiences to foster a deeper connection with the natural world, and offers a unique opportunity to engage your senses, explore mindfulness, and cultivate a sense of well-being.

  • Birding Walks: a unique opportunity to explore the diverse avian life at the Garden. Whether you're a seasoned birder or just starting, join us for an educational and enjoyable experience in the great outdoors.

  • Nature Photography Walks are designed to slow down, immerse participants in nature, and capture meaningful images inspired by the Slow Photography Movement. 

  • Forest Bathing: this Japanese practice of Shinrin-yoku will demonstrates the benefits of spending time in nature as a wellness practice and an effective way to manage stress.


Special Events: Celebrating Community

Join in the celebration with special events like the Mother's Day 5K, Hats in the Garden luncheon, and Family Cooking Class, which will bring the community together in appreciation of nature and camaraderie.


Summer Camps at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Summer Camps are Back!

These summer camps at DSBG are designed to spark imagination and give children an opportunity to explore the Garden's wonders under the guidance of experienced instructors. LEARN MORE


  • Enchanted Garden Camp: Explore the wonders of nature.

  • Bookworm Camp: Dive into literary adventures with reading, storytelling

  • Paddling Camp: Enjoy paddling, environmental exploration, & river fun.

  • Wriggly Critter Camp: The world of critters, bugs, & small creatures.

  • Adventure Camp: Experience outdoor exploration and thrilling challenges.

  • Mountain Bike Camp: Embark on mountain biking adventures.

  • Nature Camp: Connect with nature through hands-on activities & hikes.

  • Running Camp: Lace up for a week of running and fitness.

  • Garden Critter Camp: Discover the secrets of garden critters.