Out of an abundance of caution and concern for our guests, staff and volunteers and in accordance with the direction of Gov. Roy Cooper and the Center for Disease Control, the Garden will be closed through Tuesday, March 31. We hope that this proactive measure will help mitigate the spread of Covid-19. In addition, all…

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Update: March 27, 2020 — The Garden is closed until further notice and all events, programs and classes remain cancelled until May 11th. Gaston County has issued a Stay at Home Order beginning Friday, March 27, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. in order to further combat the spread of COVID-19 in our community. This order directs…

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Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden to host festival of hundreds of all new lanterns Aug. 28 – Oct. 18 BELMONT, N.C. – Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden invites guests to explore Asian culture during the Chinese Lantern Festival to be held Wednesday through Sunday from Aug. 28 through Oct. 18 from 6 to 10 p.m. each evening. The Garden…

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By Derron Schronce, DSBG Horticulture Staff Member March heralds the beginning of spring, a bridge month when the landscape is awakening. A sort of guessing game takes place in the garden with respect to weather and temperature, and while we practice patience under the urge to plant there are tasks we can accomplish that keep us…

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By Derron Schronce, DSBG Horticulture Staff Member Pots and containers these days range from standard garden terra cotta to glazed, metal, hypertufa, stone, ceramic, and come in a myriad of colors, textures, finishes, shapes and sizes. Allowing your plant material to be as varied as the vessel is a fantastic way to break out of the…

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By Derron Schronce, DSBG Horticulturist February can be a challenging month for the gardener…We don’t know what kind of weather to expect, we are anxious and eager for those first signs of spring, and thoughts turn to longer days of warmth and sun. And so, this month is the perfect time for what I refer to…

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By Emily Reed, DSBG Horticulturist You’ll notice many herbaceous perennials have faded during the fall, and are ready to be pruned back for the winter. Hardy bananas, ginger, and cannas have all begun to brown. With a sharp, clean pair of pruners, cut these perennials near to the ground, and compost the leaves and stalks. Many…

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Guests enjoy new displays, Stickwork sculpture, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus and more BELMONT, N.C. – Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden’s annualHolidays at the Garden returns with a shimmering Mile of a Million Lights! Along the journey, discover the colorful lights of the topiaries dancing to merry tunes, LED cherry trees glowing along Canal Garden, waves of…

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By Emily Reed, DSBG Horticulturist In zone 7b/8a, November is a great time to plant woody tees and shrubs. As deciduous perennial woody plants are starting to lose their leaves, they transition into root production. Planting or transplanting trees and shrubs now will allow them to become established in their new permanent home before the…

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Guests enjoy new displays, Stickwork sculpture, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus and more BELMONT, N.C. – Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden’s annualHolidays at the Garden returns with a shimmering Mile of a Million Lights! Along the journey, discover the colorful lights of the topiaries dancing to merry tunes, LED cherry trees glowing along Canal Garden, waves of…

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