In 2019, the Garden celebrates 20 years!
A lifelong nature lover and gardening enthusiast, Dan Stowe and his wife Alene envisioned a site evolving over several decades to rival other world-renowned gardens. Visitors are invited to enjoy the splendors of nature and learn to become active participants in preserving our natural environment. They will see meticulously groomed formal gardens; natural woodland, meadow and wetland areas; greenhouses with tropical plants viewed in their natural environments; and myriad annual and perennial flowers, shrubs, vines and trees. Education is one of the Garden’s prime objectives, where seminars and workshops are held throughout the year appealing to all generations. The interested learner of any level will find opportunities to gain further knowledge about gardening, botany, natural history, and preservation.
On October 9, 1999, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden hosted the Grand Opening of a new 110-acre campus, including gardens, fountains, buildings, and grounds. This is all part of the Master Plan, designed by eminent landscape architect Geoffrey Rausch. Standing sentinel over the Phase I acreage is the 13,500-square-foot Visitor Pavilion. It features pale yellow stucco walls fronted by 20 white, Tuscan columns and topped with copper roof. The Pavilion’s domed, stained glass entryway is known as Founder’s Hall. Beyond is the Great Hall, which is available for a variety of private events including corporate programs, weddings and family celebrations. The Pavilion also houses the Garden Store and wine nook. Outside are bubbling fountains anchoring the main gardens, the Orchid Conservatory and Lost Hollow: the Kimbrell Children’s Garden.
In 2019, the Garden will celebrate the grand opening of the Dry Piedmont Prairie that was planted in 2018. Click here to learn more about this beautiful addition to the Garden.
Are you or your company interested in sponsoring the Garden’s 20th Anniversary? Click here to learn more about opportunities.