Capture the Magic with Santa

Nov. 24 – 26, Nov. 30 – Dec. 3, Dec. 7 – 10, 14 – 17
Visits available between 6 to 9 p.m.
Holidays at the Garden admission is also required – Click here to purchase!
Reservations required online or by calling 704-829-1252

Capture a magical memory with professional photos of your children or family with Santa by Leslie Orel Photography! Please note, personal photography will not be permitted with Santa this year. No discounts apply to photo packages.

Photo Packages

Standard Package: $45

  • (2) 5×7 Prints
  • (4) Wallet size Prints
  • 1 photo selection

Deluxe Package: $60

  • 8×10 Print
  • 5×7 Prints
  • (8) Wallet size Prints
  • 10% Discount Code for additional prints
  • 1 photo selection

Premium Package: $75

  • (2) 8×10 Print
  • (2) 5×7 Prints
  • (8) Wallet size Prints
  • (2) Web Size Digital Files
  • 25% Discount Code for additional prints
  • 2 photo selections

Homeschool Day – Understanding Symbiotic Relationships

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden provides a wonderful living laboratory for meaningful, real-world explorations for your home-schooled students. Themed programming on the last Wednesday of every other month will include a variety of learning stations offering hands-on, guided discovery experiences with our knowledgeable instructional staff. Programs are offered 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. geared towards children in grades K-5. To register in advance, call 704-829-1270 or register online.

There are many different types of relationships that exist in nature – some that are beneficial and others that are harmful. Learn about mutualism, commensalism and parasitism through the diversity of relationships that exist at the Garden. Games and activities will enhance a deeper understanding and respect for all creatures big and small.

Homeschool Day – Insects & Pond Life

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden provides a wonderful living laboratory for meaningful, real-world explorations for your home-schooled students. Themed programming on the last Wednesday of every other month will include a variety of learning stations offering hands-on, guided discovery experiences with our knowledgeable instructional staff. Programs are offered 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. geared towards children in grades K-5. To register in advance, call 704-829-1270 or register online.

Students will learn the characteristics of an insect, compare/contrast insects with other arthropods and investigate these organisms that thrive in, on and near the water. Pond sampling and insect classification will be discussed.

Homeschool Day – Veggie Gardening

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden provides a wonderful living laboratory for meaningful, real-world explorations for your home-schooled students. Themed programming on the last Wednesday of every other month will include a variety of learning stations offering hands-on, guided discovery experiences with our knowledgeable instructional staff. Programs are offered 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. geared towards children in grades K-5. To register in advance, call 704-829-1270 or register online.

Dig in to investigate the basics of veggie gardening. Students will learn about different types of soil, plant choice, caring for andmaintaining a home garden. Designed to capture curiosity and enhance the learning process.

Homeschool Day – Tropical Treasures

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden provides a wonderful living laboratory for meaningful, real-world explorations for your home-schooled students. Themed programming on the last Wednesday of every other month will include a variety of learning stations offering hands-on, guided discovery experiences with our knowledgeable instructional staff. Programs are offered 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. geared towards children in grades K-5. To register in advance, call 704-829-1270 or register online.

Using the Orchid Conservatory as a living laboratory, students will learn characteristics of a tropical environment – both wet and dry tropics – and discover some of the unique ways tropical plants have adapted to survive and compete successfully.