I’m joining The Novel Bakers for Garden Week.
One of my assignments :) for garden week was to visit and share a public garden and I’m so glad I did. Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden is about an hour drive from me and well worth the visit if you’re in the area!
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the Carolinas’ Garden for All Seasons
is located in Belmont, NC,
within 380 acres on the banks of Lake Wylie. . .
. . .With spectacular gardens, sparkling fountains,
a conservatory dedicated to the display of tropical
plants and orchids, a visitor pavilion, gift shop
and nature walk.
HGTV named it one of the nation’s “20 Great Gardens” and USA TODAY says the Garden is one of the nation’s best places to “welcome fall with a flourish.”
I’m looking forward to another visit in the fall and early summer to see what’s in bloom. From Thanksgiving to end of December is DSBG’s busiest time of year to view the holiday light display.
In 1991, retired Belmont, North Carolina, textile executive Daniel Jonathan Stowe bestowed a gift destined to provide beauty and joy to future generations. With the vision of a botanical garden to rival the world’s best, Stowe set aside nearly 400 acres of prime rolling meadows, woodland and lakefront property.
The Board of Directors of Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden approved a master plan for the garden in 1994. In 1999, the Visitor Pavilion, Formal Display Gardens and Perennial Gardens opened. Future development will be completed through public and private support over the next several decades. You can see a layout of the gardens along with more of the history and future development and plans here.
I visited the gardens on a weekday in mid May. The gardens were abuzz with activity with 4 school buses of children visiting. I fear the poor birds in the aviary may never recover or maybe they’re immune by now :)
Stop and smell the roses
and stroll along with me. . .
. . .there is plenty of seating and benches
the gardens if you need to rest!
I’ll be back with a stroll through
The Orchid Conservatory
later this week!
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for Garden Week:
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