The Orchid Conservatory at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

The Orchid Conservatory at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden | Home is Where the Boat Is

I’m joining The Novel Bakers for Garden Week.

One of my assignments :) for garden week was to visit and share a public garden, you can find part one of my visit to Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, here


The Orchid Conservatory at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden is the Carolinas’ only glasshouse – 8,000 square feet under five stories – dedicated to the display of orchids and tropical plants from all over the world, with every continent represented with the exception of Antarctica.

The $12.5 million project had more than 300 donors and opened to visitors in 2008. Highlights include one of the largest indoor displays of bromeliads  in the Eastern U.S. and a 16-foot tall tropical canvas full of epiphytes.


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The Orchid Conservatory interior temperatures range from 60 to 85 degrees, creating an oasis free from frost and alternating between the arid dryness of the desert and the humidity of the rainforest. The misters have the additional benefit of cooling off visitors in the summer heat.


Stroll along under the arches of air plants, enjoy the waterfall wall of orchids, along with the lush foliage and tropical color of The Conservatory.























Admission to The Orchid Conservatory is included with general admission at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden.

If you’re in the area, I highly recommend a visit!


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  14 comments for “The Orchid Conservatory at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

  1. Lynn@Happier Than A Pig In Mud
    June 1, 2014 at 5:46 am

    Looks like a lovely way to spend the day:@)

  2. June 1, 2014 at 6:44 am

    Simply breathtaking Mary, I can’t imagine how incredible it must be to stroll around in that space with so many unusual and delicate plants~what an amazing display! Thank you so much for the tour of these gardens and the conservatory, wow! Your artistic compositions in the photos are fabulous~

  3. Carol Jones :-)
    June 1, 2014 at 7:56 am

    Unbelievable!!!!!!! Thx for sharing!

  4. June 1, 2014 at 8:06 am

    What gorgeous conservatory! The orchids are amazing!

  5. June 1, 2014 at 8:07 am

    Good morning, Mary . Thanks for sharing . My husband and I love to visit botanical gardens. Last one we visited was Callaway gardens in Georgia . They have a butterfly conservatory that is just amazing.

  6. June 1, 2014 at 11:03 am

    Looks beautiful. Is it near Chapel Hill?

    • June 1, 2014 at 11:10 am

      It’s located in Belmont :)

  7. Rattlebridge Farm
    June 1, 2014 at 11:21 am

    Mary, this was a treat. Your photographs bring the orchid house to life–I followed along in your footsteps, looking at the wonder of it all. Each photo could be framed. Just stunning! It was a pleasure to play with you this past week. We had a great time!

  8. June 1, 2014 at 11:30 am

    I echo Michael Lee’s comment above. Your photos are incredible! I feel as if I were walking right along beside you, Mary. Thanks for taking us to this amazing conservatory. I’ve savored every post of the Novel Bakers’ Garden Week. What a fantastic idea!

  9. June 1, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    i have just crawled in bed to finally relax and enjoy your post! been up since 3 am again and running long and hard all day, i like to save the best for last. what a wonderful treat to wander through this conservatory with you, i am most pleased with the waterfall, i could use a good soak to cool down in this hot house. such a beautiful building and lush finale for garden week!

    yes, you are teachers pet, your field trip was a the perfect extra curriculum you needed to sail through finals! your attention to detail delights this garden girl to no end… thanks so much for playing in the garden this week, i know how full your plate was, but you didn’t miss a moment sharing the best of the best, as always~

  10. June 1, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    This so reminds me of Longwood Gardens, here in Pa. Thanks for sharing your pictures!

  11. June 1, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    Oh so beautiful, Mary! I would love strolling through there and hearing the waterfall. I can’t believe those air plants and their colors!! Your photos are exquisite. xo

  12. June 2, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    Oh be still my heart!….I could be in that conservatory for hours!…

  13. franki
    June 4, 2014 at 9:18 am

    Aren’t we fortunate to have access to these…BEAUTIFUL THINGS!! Your photos were spectacular!! franki

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