School groups may choose to explore the Garden and trails without a guide.

Explore with Your Students

The possibilities for exploration are endless at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden! Experience the tropical ecosystem of the Orchid Conservatory, investigate native woods and meadows on Persimmon Trail or Meadowood Walk, engage your senses in the Perennial Gardens and much more. Scavenger Hunts available upon request.

Lost Hollow: The Kimbrell Children’s Garden
Unlock adventure in Lost Hollow, a magical space in the heart of the Garden where imaginations flow free. Race around the Mantlet, spin in the Aviary, survey the kingdom from the Moon Keep, explore the Fireplace Cave and much more as you and your students discover this lost world.


Adult: $12.95
Student: $6.95


To learn more about planning a visit with your students, contact our Education Team at (704) 829-1294. Reservations are required three weeks in advance.

Reschedule or Cancel a Program
Programs cancelled three weeks or more in advance are eligible for a refund less a $25 fee. Cancellations under three weeks in advance will not receive a refund, but can reschedule. Programs are held rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, programs can be rescheduled but refunds cannot be issued.