Family Fun at the Garden Celebrating Mother’s Day Weekend

BELMONT, N.C. – Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden is thrilled to celebrate mothers all weekend on May 13 and 14. The Garden will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day with special activities from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. During this Mother’s Day weekend event, all mothers receive free admission and the first 250 mothers admitted each day beginning at 9 a.m. will receive a free potted plant, courtesy of Rountree Plantation Garden Center.
This is an opportunity for families to enjoy a special day at the Garden together. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. families are encouraged to engage in activities and crafts,  enjoy live music, take a horse-drawn carriage ride for an additional fee, and more (weather permitting).The Garden Store will offer mimosas and a selection of specialty drinks in addition to food and snacks throughout the weekend. Food trucks will also be onsite.
Garden admission applies. Mothers and Garden members are admitted free, $12.95 per adult, $11.95 per senior 60+, $6.95 per child 2-12 and children under two are free. The Garden is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, but please note that ticket sales and entry end at 4 p.m. each day. Guests may reserve admission tickets online in advance at for the quickest entry.  For more information call (704) 825-4490 or visit Mother’s Day Weekend is sponsored by K104.7.
Wine Walk
On Saturday, May 13 from noon to 3 p.m., The Garden Store will offer a five-station Wine Walk throughout the Garden to make mom’s weekend even more special. The walk will be $22 per Garden member or $25 per non-member. Guests will receive a Garden wine glass and sample five four-ounce glasses of wine. Tickets are available at or by calling 704-825-1252. Limited tickets will be available at the Garden on the day of the event. General admission to the Garden also applies, but remember, mothers receive free general admission! All guests must provide a valid form of identification.
Mommy & Me Tea
The Garden will also host a Mommy & Me Tea on Saturday May 13 with seatings at 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. Children can share an afternoon tea with mom and Sproutycakes Bakery. They’ll enjoy tea sandwiches and sweets plus two types of delicious iced teas. Moms will receive a special gift and kids will receive a take-home kit to make mom a card for Mother’s Day. The menu includes Chicken Salad Tea Sandwiches, Veggie and Hummus Tea Sandwiches, Turkey and Cucumber Pinwheels, Pasta Salad, Fruit Cup, Cake Pops, and Iced Sugar Cookies. The Tea is for children ages two through twelve who must be accompanied by at least one paid adult. The cost is $25 per member or $30 per non-member and includes general Garden admission. Guests can register online at in advance, but please note that registration ends Thursday, May 11 at noon. Registered guests must email with any food allergies/dietary needs by Thursday, May 11.

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