Volunteer Orientation

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden Volunteer!

Please fill out an Application Form, and the Volunteer Coordinator will contact you to confirm your orientation date. If you have any questions, please call 704-829-1257 or email everett@dsbg.org.

2017 Orientation Dates
Sunday, April 9; 1 – 2 p.m.
Wednesday, April 26: 4 – 5 p.m.
Wednesday, May 24: 4 – 5 p.m.
Sunday, June 18: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 28: 4 – 5 p.m.
Wednesday, July 26: 4 – 5 p.m.
Sunday, August 6: 2 – 3 p.m.
Wednesday, August 9: 4 – 5 p.m.
Wednesday, September 13: 4 – 5 p.m.
Sunday, September 17: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 11: 4 – 5 p.m.
Wednesday, November 8: 4 – 5 p.m.
Sunday, November 12: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, December 13: 4 – 5 p.m.

First Tuesday: Behind the Scenes of Chinese Lanterns

Join us for First Tuesday presentations, held on the first Tuesday of each month at noon. Bring a bag lunch to enjoy while learning about a variety of topics. Presentations are free for members or free with general Garden admission for non-members and are held in the Visitor Pavilion. No registration is required. Please note there will be no first Tuesday Program on Tuesday, July 4.

Behind the Scenes of Chinese Lanterns
Tuesday, Aug. 8; Noon
Join us for a production preview of this fall’s Chinese Lantern Festival. Our staff is partnering with Hanart Culture, which has produced similar festivals throughout North America. During this First Tuesday, we’ll give guests a look at how it’s all coming together.

First Tuesday presentations are free with general Garden admission. Admission for Garden members is free, $12.95 for adults, $11.95 for seniors 60+, and $6.95 for children 2-12.

First Tuesday: Gardening in the South

Join us for First Tuesday presentations, held on the first Tuesday of each month at noon. Bring a bag lunch to enjoy while learning about a variety of topics. Presentations are free for members or free with general Garden admission for non-members and are held in the Visitor Pavilion. No registration is required. Please note there will be no first Tuesday Program on Tuesday, July 4.

Gardening in the South
Tuesday, June 6; Noon
Join Mark Weathington, director of Raleigh’s JC Raulston Arboretum, as he discusses his new book Gardening in the South: A Complete Homeowners Guide. A gardener’s plant choice and garden style are inextricably linked to the place they call home. In order to grow a flourishing garden, every gardener must know the specifics of their region’s climate, soil, and geography. Mark will walk you through it all and have books for sale.

First Tuesday presentations are free with general Garden admission. Admission for Garden members is free, $12.95 for adults, $11.95 for seniors 60+, and $6.95 for children 2-12.

First Tuesday: Bonsai Basics,Celebrate Art!

Join us for First Tuesday presentations, held on the first Tuesday of each month at noon. Bring a bag lunch to enjoy while learning about a variety of topics. Presentations are free for members or free with general Garden admission for non-members and are held in the Visitor Pavilion. No registration is required. Please note there will be no first Tuesday Program on Tuesday, July 4.

Bonsai Basics,Celebrate Art!
Tuesday, May 2; Noon
In a tradition dating back thousands of years, learn the history and cultural significance behind the ancient art-form of bonsai. Basic pruning, maintenance, cultivation and care will be discussed along with a close-up look at an outdoor bonsai display. Garden staff will examine bonsai’s integration into the Garden’s outdoor landscape display and lead guests on an inspirational and informative bonsai walk.

First Tuesday presentations are free with general Garden admission. Admission for Garden members is free, $12.95 for adults, $11.95 for seniors 60+, and $6.95 for children 2-12.

First Tuesday: Stowe Showstoppers

Join us for First Tuesday presentations, held on the first Tuesday of each month at noon. Bring a bag lunch to enjoy while learning about a variety of topics. Presentations are free for members or free with general Garden admission for non-members and are held in the Visitor Pavilion. No registration is required. Please note there will be no first Tuesday Program on Tuesday, July 4.

Stowe Showstoppers
Tuesday, April 4; Noon
Director of Horticulture Peter Grimaldi will discuss tactics for navigating the retail plant market in the Charlotte area. From Gastonia to Matthews, selecting the right plant in the right place begins with knowing where to go to find it. And one of those places is right here at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden where we’re offering a selection of our own showstoppers.

First Tuesday presentations are free with general Garden admission. Admission for Garden members is free, $12.95 for adults, $11.95 for seniors 60+, and $6.95 for children 2-12.