Daniel Stowe

Orchid Conservatory at DSBG opens Saturday


Observer Article

Charlotte Trip Magazine Article

The Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens (DSBG) are by far the coolest piece of the Gaston County sites to visit. Over time, the Gardens will be larger and more complete — there is a 40-year Master Plan for the site — world class by anyone’s standards. This was a privately funded project without government “partnership”. The late Daniel Stowe kick started and endowed the development of the Gardens with a donation of land and $14 million in the early 1990’s. All other development has been through private contributions and sponsorship.  

The unique destination sites that now border the City of Belmont are the US National Whitewater Center to the east (just over the river north of the I-85 weigh station) and the Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens. Along with historical sites located throughout the county, Gaston is blessed with tourism resources that can rival many pleaces.

Good luck to the folks of the community who develop and market these facilities. Belmont certainly has taken a lead when it comes to developing intriquing places to visit.


(Red Imperial Bromliad – one of 2,000 rare and exotic plant at DSBG)

Orchid links


Daniel Stowe’s vision near completion at Garden near Belmont


The next phase in the development of the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden is about to open. The Gazette Article about the preview party

Shutterbugs – Check This Out !


Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden is accepting entries for the fourth annual Shutterbug Photography contest, part of the annual Art at the Garden celebration.The contest is open to any amateur photographer. Adults and youth will be judged separately.

Pictures can be submitted in six categories: plants, water, architecture, people, wildlife and events/celebrations.

All submissions must be 8-inch by 10-inch prints; electronic files will not be accepted. Participants can submit only one picture per category.

All photographs must be taken at the garden.

Winners will be announced in early February. Winning photos will be displayed in the garden’s Visitor Pavilion during February. The first-prize winner in each category will receive a one-year garden membership and $25 to The Garden Store.

Entries can be sent to Attn: Marketing Department, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont, NC 28012. The deadline to enter is 5 p.m. Dec. 31.

For details and entry forms, visit www.DSBG.org or call 704-825-4490.