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Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden: Tours | Programs & Activities


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Continuing Education Classes

 

Through its education department, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden offers a wide variety of continuing education programs. Topics include horticulture, wildlife, conservation, photography, fine art and floral design and more. Program formats include classes, tours, lectures, workshops, symposiums and events. Continuing education classes are presented on weekends and select weekdays throughout the year.

First Tuesday programs are presented monthly and are free with Garden Admission.

For more information on continuing education programs at the Garden, please contact the Gardenís Reservations Coordinator at (704) 829 - 1252.



  Horticulture Highlight Walks

Date & Time: Saturday May 03, 14
First and Third Saturdays, May - June, 1 2 p.m.


Topics:
May 3 - Assembling and managing container arrangements
May 17 - Creating contrast in the landscape with sub-tropical species
June 7 - Gardening to attract pollinators
June 21 - Deadheading to sustain summer blooms

Featuring whats in bloom and seasonally relevant gardening tips, take a walk through our Garden with members of our professional horticulture staff.

Free with Garden admission



  Horticulture Highlight Walks

Date & Time: Saturday May 17, 14
First and Third Saturdays, May - June, 1 2 p.m.


Topics:
May 3 - Assembling and managing container arrangements
May 17 - Creating contrast in the landscape with sub-tropical species
June 7 - Gardening to attract pollinators
June 21 - Deadheading to sustain summer blooms

Featuring whats in bloom and seasonally relevant gardening tips, take a walk through our Garden with members of our professional horticulture staff.

Free with Garden admission



  Plant Propagation Workshop

Date & Time: Saturday May 24, 14
Saturday, May 24, 1 3 p.m.


Instructor: Peter Grimaldi, Horticulture Manager

Join Peter in learning proper plant propagation techniques that allow you to borrow from nature. Participants will learn how to propagate several different types of plants and will take home cuttings from our own collection!

Cost: Members $20, non-members $25

To register call 704-829-1294 or click here. If registering online, the Garden Member Discount appears in the shopping cart after you check out.



  Introduction to Beekeeping

Date & Time: Saturday May 31, 14
Saturday, May 31, 9:30 11:30 a.m.

Location: Check-in at Admissions Desk


Instructor: Marty Gutowski, Gaston County Beekeeper

Learn what it takes to be a hobbyist beekeeper! This class will provide you with a broad introduction, how to select hive locations, equipment you will need, starting and maintaining a honey bee colony and seasonal management of a hive.

Cost: Members $18, non-members $22

To register call 704-829-1294 or click here. If registering online, the Garden Member Discount appears in the shopping cart after you check out.

Register online until noon on Thursday for weekend classes. After Thursday at noon, please call 704-829-1294 to see if space is still available.



  Horticulture Highlight Walks

Date & Time: Saturday Jun 07, 14
First and Third Saturdays, May - June, 1 2 p.m.


Topics:
May 3 - Assembling and managing container arrangements
May 17 - Creating contrast in the landscape with sub-tropical species
June 7 - Gardening to attract pollinators
June 21 - Deadheading to sustain summer blooms

Featuring whats in bloom and seasonally relevant gardening tips, take a walk through our Garden with members of our professional horticulture staff.

Free with Garden admission



  Horticulture Highlight Walks

Date & Time: Saturday Jun 21, 14
First and Third Saturdays, May - June, 1 2 p.m.


Topics:
May 3 - Assembling and managing container arrangements
May 17 - Creating contrast in the landscape with sub-tropical species
June 7 - Gardening to attract pollinators
June 21 - Deadheading to sustain summer blooms

Featuring whats in bloom and seasonally relevant gardening tips, take a walk through our Garden with members of our professional horticulture staff.

Free with Garden admission



  Introduction to Herbs

Date & Time: Saturday Jun 21, 14
Saturday, June 21, 10 11:30 a.m.

Location: Check-in at Admissions Desk


Instructor: Wanda Campbell, Garden Instructor

Learn about the history and how to use your favorite herbs. Identify the herbs of the Garden and plant your own summer herb pot to take home.

Cost: Members $15 w/ $5 materials fee, non-members $20 w/ $5 materials fee

To register call 704-829-1294 or click here. If registering online, the Garden Member Discount appears in the shopping cart after you check out.

Register online until noon on Thursday for weekend classes. After Thursday at noon, please call 704-829-1294 to see if space is still available.



 
Health & Wellness

  Health & Wellness Courses

  Organic Vegetable Gardening

Date & Time: Thursday Apr 24, 14
2 - 3 p.m.


Learn how to make a garden in your yard that will provide you and your family with a wide variety of delicious and healthy vegetables. Join representatives from Microfarm Organic Gardens as they teach the best way to make organic gardening work for you. Microfarm Organic Gardens is devoted exclusively to the art of edible organic gardening. They offer organic garden design, maintenance, and other gardening services to the greater Charlotte, N.C., area.

Free: Healthy Employee Members
$5: Garden Members
$15: Non-members

To register for this class call 704-829-1294 or click here. If registering online, the Garden Member Discount appears in the shopping cart after you check out.

Healthy Employee Members can sign-up for Garden programs online, but to take advantage of discounts and other benefits, must register as a Healthy Employee Member with our membership department by calling 704-829-1252. If you are already registered as a Healthy Employee Member, follow the registration link above.



  Organic Vegetable Gardening

Date & Time: Saturday Apr 26, 14
11 a.m. - Noon


Learn how to make a garden in your yard that will provide you and your family with a wide variety of delicious and healthy vegetables. Join representatives from Microfarm Organic Gardens as they teach the best way to make organic gardening work for you. Microfarm Organic Gardens is devoted exclusively to the art of edible organic gardening. They offer organic garden design, maintenance, and other gardening services to the greater Charlotte, N.C., area.

Free: Healthy Employee Members
$5: Garden Members
$15: Non-members

To register for this class call 704-829-1294 or click here. If registering for this class online, the Garden Member Discount appears in the shopping cart after you check out.

Healthy Employee Members can sign-up for Garden programs online, but to take advantage of discounts and other benefits, must register as a Healthy Employee Member with our membership department by calling 704-829-1252. If you are already registered as a Healthy Employee Member, follow the registration link above.



  Yoga in the Garden

Date & Time: Saturday May 03, 14
9:30 - 10:30 am

Location: Check in at Admissions Desk


Instructor: Jessica MacIntosh, Simply Yoga Belmont

Reduce stress, strengthen, relax, and enjoy the balance yoga can bring to your life in our beautiful Garden setting. Learn how to connect breathing to yoga postures and proper alignment for your body. Class is suited for both beginners and seasoned practitioners wishing to learn more. Please bring your own yoga mat.

Free: Healthy Employee Members
$5: Garden Members
$15: Non-members

To register for this class call 704-829-1294 or click here. If registering online, the Garden Member Discount appears in the shopping cart after you check out. You may also register at the door.

Healthy Employee Members can sign-up for Garden programs online, but to take advantage of discounts and other benefits, must register as a Healthy Employee Member with our membership department by calling 704-829-1252. If you are already registered as a Healthy Employee Member, follow the registration link above.



  Birding Walks

Date & Time: Tuesday May 13, 14
Second Tuesdays, April - June, 9 10 a.m.


Apr. 8, May 13 and June 10

Stroll through the Garden, Meadowood Walk and Persimmon Trail to scout for seasonal birds observe nesting patterns and establish basis for bird counts. Bring binoculars if you have a pair. Walk led by Garden volunteers.

Free with Garden admission



  Yoga in the Garden

Date & Time: Saturday May 17, 14
9:30 - 10:30 am

Location: Check in at Admissions Desk


Instructor: Jessica MacIntosh, Simply Yoga Belmont

Reduce stress, strengthen, relax, and enjoy the balance yoga can bring to your life in our beautiful Garden setting. Learn how to connect breathing to yoga postures and proper alignment for your body. Class is suited for both beginners and seasoned practitioners wishing to learn more. Please bring your own yoga mat.

Free: Healthy Employee Members
$5: Garden Members
$15: Non-members

To register for this class call 704-829-1294 or click here. If registering online, the Garden Member Discount appears in the shopping cart after you check out. You may also register at the door.

Healthy Employee Members can sign-up for Garden programs online, but to take advantage of discounts and other benefits, must register as a Healthy Employee Member with our membership department by calling 704-829-1252. If you are already registered as a Healthy Employee Member, follow the registration link above.



  Yoga in the Garden

Date & Time: Saturday May 24, 14
9:30 - 10:30 am

Location: Check in at Admissions Desk


Instructor: Jessica MacIntosh, Simply Yoga Belmont

Reduce stress, strengthen, relax, and enjoy the balance yoga can bring to your life in our beautiful Garden setting. Learn how to connect breathing to yoga postures and proper alignment for your body. Class is suited for both beginners and seasoned practitioners wishing to learn more. Please bring your own yoga mat.

Free: Healthy Employee Members
$5: Garden Members
$15: Non-members

To register for this class call 704-829-1294 or click here. If registering online, the Garden Member Discount appears in the shopping cart after you check out. You may also register at the door.

Healthy Employee Members can sign-up for Garden programs online, but to take advantage of discounts and other benefits, must register as a Healthy Employee Member with our membership department by calling 704-829-1252. If you are already registered as a Healthy Employee Member, follow the registration link above.



  Yoga in the Garden

Date & Time: Saturday May 31, 14
9:30 - 10:30 am

Location: Check in at Admissions Desk


Instructor: Jessica MacIntosh, Simply Yoga Belmont

Reduce stress, strengthen, relax, and enjoy the balance yoga can bring to your life in our beautiful Garden setting. Learn how to connect breathing to yoga postures and proper alignment for your body. Class is suited for both beginners and seasoned practitioners wishing to learn more. Please bring your own yoga mat.

Free: Healthy Employee Members
$5: Garden Members
$15: Non-members

To register for this class call 704-829-1294 or click here. If registering online, the Garden Member Discount appears in the shopping cart after you check out. You may also register at the door.

Healthy Employee Members can sign-up for Garden programs online, but to take advantage of discounts and other benefits, must register as a Healthy Employee Member with our membership department by calling 704-829-1252. If you are already registered as a Healthy Employee Member, follow the registration link above.



  Yoga in the Garden

Date & Time: Saturday Jun 07, 14
9:30 - 10:30 am

Location: Check in at Admissions Desk


Instructor: Jessica MacIntosh, Simply Yoga Belmont

Reduce stress, strengthen, relax, and enjoy the balance yoga can bring to your life in our beautiful Garden setting. Learn how to connect breathing to yoga postures and proper alignment for your body. Class is suited for both beginners and seasoned practitioners wishing to learn more. Please bring your own yoga mat.

Free: Healthy Employee Members
$5: Garden Members
$15: Non-members

To register for this class call 704-829-1294 or click here. If registering online, the Garden Member Discount appears in the shopping cart after you check out. You may also register at the door.

Healthy Employee Members can sign-up for Garden programs online, but to take advantage of discounts and other benefits, must register as a Healthy Employee Member with our membership department by calling 704-829-1252. If you are already registered as a Healthy Employee Member, follow the registration link above.



  Birding Walks

Date & Time: Tuesday Jun 10, 14
Second Tuesdays, April - June, 9 10 a.m.


Apr. 8, May 13 and June 10

Stroll through the Garden, Meadowood Walk and Persimmon Trail to scout for seasonal birds observe nesting patterns and establish basis for bird counts. Bring binoculars if you have a pair. Walk led by Garden volunteers.

Free with Garden admission



  Yoga in the Garden

Date & Time: Saturday Jun 14, 14
9:30 - 10:30 am


Instructor: Jessica MacIntosh, Simply Yoga Belmont

Reduce stress, strengthen, relax, and enjoy the balance yoga can bring to your life in our beautiful Garden setting. Learn how to connect breathing to yoga postures and proper alignment for your body. Class is suited for both beginners and seasoned practitioners wishing to learn more. Please bring your own yoga mat.

Free: Healthy Employee Members
$5: Garden Members
$15: Non-members

To register for this class call 704-829-1294 or click here. If registering online, the Garden Member Discount appears in the shopping cart after you check out. You may also register at the door.

Healthy Employee Members can sign-up for Garden programs online, but to take advantage of discounts and other benefits, must register as a Healthy Employee Member with our membership department by calling 704-829-1252. If you are already registered as a Healthy Employee Member, follow the registration link above.



  Yoga in the Garden

Date & Time: Saturday Jun 21, 14
9:30 - 10:30 am

Location: Check in at Admissions Desk


Instructor: Jessica MacIntosh, Simply Yoga Belmont

Reduce stress, strengthen, relax, and enjoy the balance yoga can bring to your life in our beautiful Garden setting. Learn how to connect breathing to yoga postures and proper alignment for your body. Class is suited for both beginners and seasoned practitioners wishing to learn more. Please bring your own yoga mat.

Free: Healthy Employee Members
$5: Garden Members
$15: Non-members

To register for this class call 704-829-1294 or click here. If registering online, the Garden Member Discount appears in the shopping cart after you check out. You may also register at the door.

Healthy Employee Members can sign-up for Garden programs online, but to take advantage of discounts and other benefits, must register as a Healthy Employee Member with our membership department by calling 704-829-1252. If you are already registered as a Healthy Employee Member, follow the registration link above.



  Yoga in the Garden

Date & Time: Saturday Jun 28, 14
9:30 - 10:30 am

Location: Check in at Admissions Desk


Title:
Dates / Times:
May 3, 17, 24, 31 and June 7, 14, 21, 28;
Location: Outdoor Garden location, weather permitting, otherwise indoors

Instructor: Jessica MacIntosh, Simply Yoga Belmont

Reduce stress, strengthen, relax, and enjoy the balance yoga can bring to your life in our beautiful Garden setting. Learn how to connect breathing to yoga postures and proper alignment for your body. Class is suited for both beginners and seasoned practitioners wishing to learn more. Please bring your own yoga mat.

Free: Healthy Employee Members
$5: Garden Members
$15: Non-members

To register for this class call 704-829-1294 or click here. If registering online, the Garden Member Discount appears in the shopping cart after you check out. You may also register at the door.

Healthy Employee Members can sign-up for Garden programs online, but to take advantage of discounts and other benefits, must register as a Healthy Employee Member with our membership department by calling 704-829-1252. If you are already registered as a Healthy Employee Member, follow the registration link above.



 
Photography

  Photography Courses

  Digital SLR I The Basics

Date & Time: Saturday Apr 05, 14
Saturday, April 5, 9:30 a.m. - noon

Location: Check-in at Admissions Desk


Instructor: Dave Kelly, Wildlife Photographer & Adobe Certified Instructor, DEK Photography

Learn how to set-up your new digital SLR camera including various settings and menu options, modes and lighting settings to create great images in every situation! Topics such as shutter speed, aperture opening, ISO sensitivity and balance will be discussed.

Cost: $40 for Garden members and $46 for non-members.

To register call 704-829-1294 or click here. If registering online, the Garden Member Discount appears in the shopping cart after you check out.

Register online until noon on Thursday for weekend classes. After Thursday at noon, please call 704-829-1294 to see if space is still available.



  Digital SLR II Metering

Date & Time: Saturday Apr 26, 14
Saturday, April 26, 9:30 a.m. - noon

Location: Check-in at Admissions Desk


Instructor: Dave Kelly, Wildlife Photographer & Adobe Certified Instructor, DEK Photography

Take lighting a step further as you learn how to get the correct quality of light to reach the cameras sensor. Both incident and reflective light metering will be presented and you will see first-hand how to meter a subject to bring out the brightness and vibrant color in the image.

Cost: $40 for Garden members and $46 for non-members.

To register call 704-829-1294 or click here. If registering online, the Garden Member Discount appears in the shopping cart after you check out.

Register online until noon on Thursday for weekend classes. After Thursday at noon, please call 704-829-1294 to see if space is still available.



  Digital SLR III Composition

Date & Time: Saturday May 17, 14
Saturday, May 17, 9:30 a.m. - noon

Location: Check-in at Admissions Desk


Instructor: Dave Kelly, Wildlife Photographer & Adobe Certified Instructor, DEK Photography

Use the various elements of composition to direct the eye of the viewer to elements of the image you want them to see. Learn composition skills needed to create balance and harmony for a beautiful result.

Cost: $40 for Garden members and $46 for non-members.

To register call 704-829-1294 or click here. If registering online, the Garden Member Discount appears in the shopping cart after you check out.

Register online until noon on Thursday for weekend classes. After Thursday at noon, please call 704-829-1294 to see if space is still available.



  Digital SLR IV Macro and Close-up Photography

Date & Time: Saturday Jun 14, 14
Saturday, June 14, 9:30 a.m. - noon

Location: Check-in at Admissions Desk


Instructor: Dave Kelly, Wildlife Photographer & Adobe Certified Instructor, DEK Photography

One of our most advanced offerings, macro and close-up photography presents the photographer with some unique challenges. These challenges and their solutions will be covered along with the equipment needed to excel!

Cost: $40 for Garden members and $46 for non-members.

To register call 704-829-1294 or click here. If registering online, the Garden Member Discount appears in the shopping cart after you check out.

Register online until noon on Thursday for weekend classes. After Thursday at noon, please call 704-829-1294 to see if space is still available.



  Photographing Butterflies

Date & Time: Saturday Jun 28, 14
Saturday, June 28, 9:30 a.m. - noon

Location: Check-in at Admissions Desk


Instructor: Dave Kelly, Wildlife Photographer & Adobe Certified Instructor, DEK Photography
Delicate and constantly moving, butterflies can be hard to photograph. Join our expert instructor to learn the best ways to capture the movement and stunning colors of these amazing insects.

Cost: $40 for Garden members and $46 for non-members.

To register call 704-829-1294 or click here. If registering online, the Garden Member Discount appears in the shopping cart after you check out.

Register online until noon on Thursday for weekend classes. After Thursday at noon, please call 704-829-1294 to see if space is still available.



 
First Tuesday Presentations

  Join us for First Tuesday presentations on the first Tuesday of each month at noon. Feel free to bring a bag lunch to enjoy while learning about a variety of topics. All First Tuesday presentations are free with regular Garden admission and are held in the Visitor Pavilion. No registration is required.

  How, When and Where to Buy a Plant

Date & Time: Tuesday Apr 01, 14
Tuesday, Noon - 1 p.m.


Amateur home gardeners usually take advantage of the warmer spring weather to plant new annuals, perrenials and/or vegetables. But when confronted with rows of plants in a big-box store or nursery, these home gardeners often have many questions. Fortunately, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden will offer the expertise of its Horticulture staff during the upcoming First Tuesday Presentation: How, When and Where to Buy a Plant, on Tuesday, April 1 at noon.

In addition to answering questions, the Horticulture staff will provide a first look at wide variety of plants theyve been preparing for the Gardens Spring Plant Sale, which is being held during the weekends of April. In early January, the Gardens staff and volunteers began planting and raising a wide variety of plants in the Gardens greenhouses including, Caryopteris sp. Dark Knight, Gaura lindheimeri Rosyjane and Asclepias incarnata Swamp Milkweed. These plants are drought tolerant, deer resistant and often difficult to find.

First Tuesday presentations are free with Garden admission. Admission for members is free; adults, $12; seniors 60+, $10; and children 4-12, $6. Guests are encouraged to bring a bag lunch.



  First Tuesday Presentation: Exploring North Carolina

Date & Time: Tuesday May 06, 14
May 6, Noon 1 p.m.


Join Tom Earnhardt, host for the past decade of UNC-TVs Exploring North Carolina, as he talks about using North Carolinas wide diversity of native plants in our landscapes. Tom will also sign copies of his new book Crossroads of the Natural World: Exploring North Carolina with Tom Earnhardt.

First Tuesday presentations are free with Garden admission. Admission for members is free; adults, $12; seniors 60+, $10; and children 4-12, $6. Guests are encouraged to bring a bag lunch.



  First Tuesday Presentation: City Trees

Date & Time: Tuesday Jun 03, 14
June 3, Noon 1 p.m.


Trees in the urban forest are like big potted plants. They have limited resources to grow and thrive, so its up to us to give them what they need. Ryan Chipman from Schneider Tree Care, one of the most respected tree care companies in the Carolinas, will offer advice on growing trees big and small in the urban landscape.

First Tuesday presentations are free with Garden admission. Admission for members is free; adults, $12; seniors 60+, $10; and children 4-12, $6. Guests are encouraged to bring a bag lunch.



  First Tuesday Presentation: Zimsculpt

Date & Time: Tuesday Jul 01, 14
July 1, Noon 1 p.m.


Joseph Croisette has been immersed in the art of Zimbabwe for 20 years. As the curator and managing director of Zimsculpt, Croisette exhibits art all over the world. Hell introduce you to the art of Shona Stone Sculpture and the Zimbabwean artists who will make the Garden their home this summer.

First Tuesday presentations are free with Garden admission. Admission for members is free; adults, $12; seniors 60+, $10; and children 4-12, $6. Guests are encouraged to bring a bag lunch.



   

 


Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
6500 South New Hope Road, Belmont, NC 28012
P: (704) 825-4490 | F: (704) 829-1240

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden