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Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

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Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, the Carolinas’ Garden for All Seasons, provides guests a chance to reconnect with nature. Located within 380 acres on the banks of Lake Wylie, spectacular gardens, sparkling fountains, a conservatory dedicated to the...more
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6500 S New Hope Rd, Belmont, NC 28012-8788
+1 704-825-4490
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All reviews orchid house water features holiday lights tropical plants gift shop entire garden christmas lights gardens are beautiful daniel stowe the chinese lantern festival early spring lots of water white garden carriage ride beautiful place to visit for sale well worth the trip
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We have attended the Christmas lights ceremony there along with the spring lights show. Breathtaking is an understatement. If you are ever in the area, please enjoy these beautiful gardens.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wedding and reception were held at the Botanical Garden in January so we were inside. Lovely setting, beautiful gift shop to browse in while waiting. The room where the ceremony took place faced into the gardens with lots of windows and light. The food stations...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jill1207W
Reviewed January 12, 2019

This was our first time to the gardens. We’d had heard wonderful things. I think our mistake was to go in the winter, in the dark, for the Christmas lights. Next time I would go in the spring to see the gardens in daylight. There...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TrvlNDuo
Reviewed January 7, 2019

Walking through the gardens at Christmas holiday season is lovely. Grab a hot chocolate or glass of wine and enjoy. The little gift shop has lots of cute items too.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BSA1
Reviewed January 6, 2019

Although there were few blooms, the water features, trees and shrubs were lovely. The orchid house is fantastic: well laid out, clever displays, enchanting waterfall. We were there during the day but the holiday light decorations are a sellout.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tesol4
Reviewed January 1, 2019

The orchid pavilion made the trip worth it. The rest of the gardens were very drab this time of year. We went during the day the end of December. I wished we could have gone at night to see the Christmas lights. I could see...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 28, 2018 via mobile

Our second year in a row to see the Christmas lights. We took our adult children and they loved it.Weather was perfect. Enjoyed a never and music afterwards.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank marbaum
Reviewed December 26, 2018

Despite the thousands of lights, this was really a kind of low-tech Christmas outing that required you to do a little hiking in the crisp Winter air for that wonderful feeling of Christmas. Not over the top but still delightful. We were done in an...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Wheelsturning
Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

Excellent visit whether for planned or hosted events or just a casual stroll through the grounds, orchid pavilion or main building. Plenty of theme events and a busy schedule. Almost a great visit whether to hike the grounds, walk the gardens or just see what’s...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank bobhin
Reviewed November 30, 2018

My wife and I are new to the area and decided we wanted to see some Christmas lights to get us into the Christmas spirit. We drove about and hour to reach botanical gardens, and it was well worth the drive. It is an easy...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Jim H, Public Relations Manager at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded December 3, 2018

Thanks for visiting. Hope you have a great Holiday Season!

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April 26, 2018|
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Response from ak7rjb | Reviewed this property |
You can contact them at their website, or call them at DANIEL STOWE BOTANICAL GARDEN 6500 South New Hope Road, Belmont, NC 28012, P: (704) 825-4490, F: (704) 829-1240.
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Response from terrysH7743ST | Reviewed this property |
We go to see the lights every year. They add more lights each season and are also changing out older lights with LEDs. In addition to lights there are a number of other attractions-- the fire pit in Lost Hollow is a... More
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1. Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden - the Stowe family has created a show piece along the Catawba River. These gardens are beautiful and are quickly becoming a destination for horticulture lovers all over the U.S. Admission is generally $8.00 with some other tiers of pricing. Check out the special Christmas light displays during the holidays! 2. Belmont Abbey - the Abbey is home to Benedictine monks and Belmont Abbey College. The Basilica is one of few in the U.S. The gothic architecture is...More
November 20, 2007|
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Here are some updates: Exciting news the past few days as Discovery Place announces plans to pursue opening a "Discovery Place Kids" museum in the old Chronicle Mill building in Belmont. Stay tuned for more info on that. Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden orchid conservatory is now open! Sadly, the Whitewater Center will begin charging a parking fee in a few days. No more free strolls. Good places for REAL hamburgers - Catawba Pharmacy, Nichols, College Park Lanes, Dairy Queen, Rita's.