Happy New Year!

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden remains committed providing a safe experience for members and their guests. Throughout the winter months, our small team will be maintaining the gardens and working on various projects to provide a beautiful and safe experience. As we continue to adapt to the spread of Covid-19, staff has developed new procedures to help keep guests, staff and volunteers healthy and safe.  This includes restricting admission to Members and their guests.


Members Only Admission

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Advance tickets are not currently required for members. You may present your membership card at the Garden's main entrance upon arrival.

Covid-19 Safety Protocols

The Garden is following guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control, The NC Department of Health and Human Services and the Gaston County Department of Health. The Garden,  in accordance with CDC guidance, recommends individuals stay six feet apart and travel in groups no larger than six.  Garden staff and guests are required to wear face masks indoors or outdoors in the presence of other staff, volunteers or guests. Six feet social distancing should be observed outdoors. The Garden also recommends that persons more vulnerable or at-risk for COVID-19 as identified by the CDC take extra precaution or refrain from use of the facility during this initial phase of reopening.

The Garden has installed plexiglas barriers between staff and guests. We've also installed signage and markers to remind you of the six-foot rule. Hand sanitizer is readily available. Signage will be in place to encourage guests to stroll through the Garden in a counter-clockwise fashion.

In visiting DSBG, you agree to assume all responsibility for your health and well-being and will not hold DSBG responsible in any way with respect to COVID-19.

Other Details

You can enter the Garden through the Visitor Pavilion as usual. The Garden Store and Restrooms in the Visitor Pavilion are open, but the rest of the building remains closed. Lost Hollow: the Kimbrell Children’s Garden and The Orchid Conservatory likewise will be closed. Closing these indoor areas and areas with many high-touch surfaces will help reduce the spread of disease and enable Garden staff to more effectively clean other areas that are required to receive guests. Seating around the Garden will also be limited.  A limited selection of snacks and drinks, including beer and wine, will be available in the Garden Store. We ask that you help us by carrying your trash out of the Garden.


Members-Only Admission

Garden Members are admitted for free with an active annual membership. We appreciate your continued support of Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden.

Learn more about becoming a member by clicking here.


Contact us at membership@dsbg.org or (704) 829-1284.


What can I do if I don't have access to the internet or I have problems reserving my ticket?
Call 704-829-1284 and we will be happy to assist you with reserving a ticket over the phone.

What if I need to renew my membership?
You can easily renew your membership online by Clicking Here. If you don't have access to the internet or need assistance please call 704-829-1284.

Do I have to print my ticket?
No. If you have access to the ticket on your phone we can scan that for your admission.

Do I have to reserve an advanced ticket for admission?
While we understand some circumstances may prevent you from purchasing a ticket online, we can't guarantee we will admit anyone who arrives at the Garden without a ticket.

Are your restrooms open?
The restrooms located in the Visitor Pavilion and at the Stickwork sculpture are open. 

Do you have wheelchairs or strollers available?
Wheel chairs and strollers are not available for rent, although the Garden is stroller/handicap accessible.

Are pets allowed?
Only trained service animals that perform life functions for individuals with disabilities are permitted in the Garden.

What if it rains?
The Garden is open rain or shine. In the event of extreme weather including snow or a bad storm the Garden may close. Please call 704-825-4490 prior to your visit.

Can we bring food and beverages?
Picnics and coolers are welcome anywhere on the property, but please no alcoholic carry-ins or grills. We ask that you carry your trash out with you.

Do you have a restaurant on site?
No, but drinks and light snacks are available for purchase. 

Can I bring art supplies and/or a camera?
Yes, the Garden encourages creativity! Please read our photo policy here for more info on photography in the Garden before your visit.