The Garden is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily*
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
6500 South New Hope Rd.
Belmont, NC 28012
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden is located just west of Charlotte at the N.C./S.C. state line, outside the town of Belmont. The Garden is easily accessible from Interstates 85 and 77. View on Google Maps >
- Drinks and snacks are available in The Garden Store. Picnics and coolers are welcome anywhere on the property, but please no alcoholic carry-ins.
- Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis on the terrace or at picnic tables.
- Please leave grills and pets at home.
- Don’t forget to bring a camera, insect repellent and sunscreen.
- Benches are located throughout the gardens.
- The Garden is fully handicap accessible, but does not have wheelchairs available onsite.
- Artists are welcome to bring art supplies.
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden allows photography in its gardens and facilities under specific guidelines which are established to protect experiences of casual visitors, to preserve the integrity of the Garden as a pre-eminent location for bridal and other formal portraits and to protect the Garden’s image. Fees paid to the Garden for sessions below support the mission of Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden.
- The Garden will permit guests to take photos and videos with cell phones, handheld cameras, including video cameras, at any time for personal use. The Garden encourages guests to post their photos on social media and participate in photo competitions, too.
- The sale of photos and videos taken at the Garden without express written consent of the Garden is strictly prohibited.
- The use of professional-grade camera equipment, including light stands, rolling equipment bags, bounce cards, stools, apple boxes, props or other similar items is strictly prohibited without express permission. The Garden may allow tripods and monopods during lower visitation periods or in lower traffic areas.
- Selfie sticks are permitted.
- Restrooms cannot be used as dressing rooms.
- The Garden allows posed photography sessions during select times. Click here to learn more or contact the private events department at (704) 829-1268 for details.
- The Garden also offers several special photo packages
- The Garden will permit promotional and commercial photo and video shoots with prior arrangements. These shoots will require compensation to the Garden and must be scheduled by calling the marketing department at (704) 829-1259.
- All Garden guests grant their permission to Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden to utilize their image, likeness and/or voice in photos and videos for any purpose whatsoever in perpetuity throughout the universe.