Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the official incorporation name of the Daniel Jonathan Stowe Conservancy. The organization is a public resource and is reliant on contributions and other private funding for its operations.
Since it opened its doors in 1999, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden has prided itself on encouraging all who visit to become partners in the process of appreciating and preserving the natural beauty of our region. The Garden is proud to be a nonprofit organization that is funded and maintained by members of the community for the benefit of the community. Less than half of our budget is funded by membership dues, which is why your annual giving is such a necessary part in helping to develop our Garden by covering the rest of our operating costs. Your gifts allow our staff and dedicated volunteers to maintain our stunning horticultural displays, hold classes that inspire a love of nature’s beauty in so many, and continue forward in making our master plan for the garden a reality. Invest in Carolina’s Garden today to inspire future generations of nature lovers and help a regional asset to grow and flourish! Click here to donate today.
Memorial & Honorarium
A memorial or honorarium gift provides the opportunity to make a donation to Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden in memory of a loved one, in honor of someone special in your life or in celebration of a special occasion such as a graduation or birthday. When an In Memory Of or In Honor Of gift is received, we will promptly send a personalized note to the person or family indicated notifying them of your thoughtful donation, but not revealing the amount of the donation. Each gift is tax-deductible. Click the “Support the Garden Today” to make your donation today.
Support the Garden’s annual fund while also honoring or memorializing someone you love in a unique and thoughtful way. Donate $25 or more, one time, and have a beautiful tulip that will bloom at the Garden this spring dedicated to a special individual in your life. The recipient or their family will receive a letter notifying them of your thoughtfulness. Your gift will be tax deductible. Click the “Support the Garden Today” to make your donation. Please type “bulb dedication”, the name of the gift recipient, their address or the family’s address, and any additional comments in the “additional information” box when making your donation.
Through the Garden’s Tribute Bench Program, you can sponsor a bench in honor of a special person or in memory of a loved one. Benches are installed throughout the Garden and provide recognition for generations to come. Contact the Garden’s Development office at 704-829-1273 to inquire about location availability. This is a $10,000 commemorative gift and is 100% tax deductible. Click here to download a Tribute Bench form Click here to download a Tribute Bench form.
Gifts of Membership
Looking for a unique gift? Consider a Garden membership at a level just right for colleagues, neighbors, friends and family. Current members receive 50% off Household and Premier Household gift memberships. Gift memberships are tax-deductible. Click here for membership levels. Remember to sign in for member discounts!
The William L. Steele Legacy Society recognizes the generosity of Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden financial partners who have made plans to support the Garden through a planned gift. The Society is named in honor of William L. Steele, III, a visionary who worked alongside Dan Stowe to provide inspirational leadership for the creation and development of the Garden. Planned gifts can be used for immediate capital needs, such as developing a new garden, upgrading existing infrastructure or adding to the Garden endowment which provides long term program support for the ongoing growth and development of the Garden. Click here to learn more.
To learn more about the many ways to support the Garden or for assistance with making a donation, contact our Development Office at (704) 829-1256.
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the official incorporation name of the Daniel Jonathan Stowe Conservancy. Your donation is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. The organization is a public resource and is reliant on membership, contributions and other private funding for its operations.