Visit Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

A visit to Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden will bring you to one of the most beautiful places in North Carolina. Just a short drive from the Queen City, in Belmont, NC, you will feel like you have arrived in another land. Here you will find gardens, trails, fountains, and a tropical conservatory. With over 100 acres to explore, Daniel Stowe has something to do for every member of the family!


What To Expect At Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Our family has a fantastic time at Daniel Stowe every time we visit! There is so much to see and do, while also gaining an appreciation for nature. Whether you stop by for a stroll through the garden or plan on attending a specific event, you will never be let down by your experience at Daniel Stowe.

Some of my favorite pictures of my son were taken at these gardens. It is absolutely beautiful at DSBG so be prepared for plenty of photo ops!

For Kids

When I first learned of Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, activities for children weren’t the first thing that came to mind. I was pleasantly surprised to learn of everything they actually provide for kids! Not only do they have an entire garden designed for children of all ages, but they also host programs and classes for kids!

At the Lost Hollow Children’s Garden you will find a stone amphitheater, sunken pond, “ancient ruins” and a rotating aviary! This garden was designed to ignite your child’s imagination and features a medieval style, making it stand out among the typical playgrounds your children have visited.

In addition to creating an entire garden for children,  the DSBG calendar is full of activities for kids! They host story time, bird walks, candle making, picnics, crafts, family yoga classes and SO much more! There is always something to look forward to!

Annual Events

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden hosts a number of events throughout the year. From special holiday occasions to casual “wine walks” through the gardens, you will enjoy every moment you spend here. I have featured a few of my favorite events below. If you are looking for something different to do during the holidays, you HAVE to visit Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden!

 Holidays At The Garden

At Christmas, every tree in the garden is twinkling with lights! It is absolutely gorgeous during this time of year, and this event is one of my favorite ways to kick off the holiday season. There is a fee to visit during their “Holidays At The Garden” but they have a night for members only to enjoy the event at no cost!

You can enjoy the Christmas lights, music, food, and even meet Santa when he visits during Holidays At The Garden! My son loves this event! He still looks for the Christmas train every time we visit!

Peter Rabbit’s Garden Adventure

Another favorite holiday character when Easter approaches. Peter Rabbit’s Garden Adventure features Peter Rabbit himself, along with an Easter egg hunt, carriage rides, and more! We had a great time at this event, I can’t wait to attend again!

Visit Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Chinese Lantern Festival

The annual Chinese Lantern Festival is an event you will not want to miss! The exhibit features HUNDREDS of lanterns throughout the garden. It is like nothing you have ever seen before.

Butterfly Bungalow

The Butterfly Bungalow hosts many native species of butterflies and caterpillars. Your children will love attracting the butterflies! You won’t believe how close they will get!

Membership And Special Events

A Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden membership will offer unlimited free daytime admission, discounts in the gift shop, and special pricing on events! You can find more information on the membership here!

The garden also offers rentals for special events such as birthday parties, weddings, and more! You can rent a specific area in the garden or even rent out the entire venue! Find more information on rentals here!

I love Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden so much this is where I had my wedding! It will always be a special place to me and my family. I hope your family enjoys your time here as much as we do!


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