Covid-19 Safety Protocols

We are currently requiring masks indoors for guests, staff and volunteers.

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. The CDC does recommend everyone wear a mask indoors or in situations where social distance cannot be observed regardless of vaccination status. 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.

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 compliance with health guidelines.

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 along with Lost Hollow: the Kimbrell Children’s Garden. Currently, the Orchid Conservatory will be closed.


Welcome Back to the Garden

The Garden is now open to the General Public.

Learn more about current hours and admissions by clicking here.


Contact us at or (704) 825-4490.


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 reserve an advanced ticket for admission?
Advanced tickets are not required for General Admission at this time, but are strongly encouraged for special events and classes with limited capacity.

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.