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Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
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Ranked #3 of 25 things to do in Belmont
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, the Carolinas’ Garden for All Seasons, provides guests a chance to reconnect with nature. Located within 380 acres on the banks of Lake Wylie, spectacular gardens, sparkling fountains, a conservatory dedicated to the display of tropical plants and orchids, a visitor pavilion, gift shop and nature walk await the visitor. 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.” Committed to horticultural excellence, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden is a must-see for all ages.
Reviewed June 19, 2018

There's many water fountain displays throughout and really lots of beautiful blooms in June. We saw well maintained grounds, and although small- certainly great potential. There's beautiful buildings/ space and nice gift shop. We saw folks of all ages enjoying the paths. We entered on a mid-week day, passing several volunteers who were leaving. These volunteers provide an invaluable service, their unpaid hours of labor go a long way in maintaining the gardens. A true gardener won't mind paying entrance fee- as monetary support provides needed funds. I bet with increased marketing efforts to publicize garden- this place could become a visitors hot spot. (Some signage along major freeway & road signs to direct one here). We found the provided map gave enough info to get us around, could us a bit more individual tree signage identifying specific plants. Returning in the fall will feature different plants that thrive in cooler weather.

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"water features"
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"gardens are beautiful"
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"entire garden"
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"the chinese lantern festival"
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"christmas lights"
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"light display"
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

Decided to visit hearing many things were in bloom; and yes indeed the gardens did not disappointment. Large land mass to walk and explore; very peaceful. Some items were very well marked others not-- which kept us guessing. The map provided with admission, though accurate in scope--failed to entice or provide real guidance. Also limited signs on paths -- it is great to "get lost" in the gardens, but would like some definition (which the map also did not provide) The $2 extra butterfly exhibit had the most information, but not the volume of butterflies experienced in other exhibits. The beer garden is a tent and makeshift bar-mini golf was cute (too hot the day we went to play). Would like to walk the forest trail next time -- wasn't made aware of this upon entrance as it is still in overall development. Overall beautiful to explore, just wish had more information.

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Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

It was ok. Beautiful lights and sights...more geared for the younger generation. It was a gift , so wouldn't go on my own.

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Reviewed June 14, 2018

I suppose April [and the fact that Charlotte had a cold snap] was the wrong time to visit because there was not much to see [not much blooming]. It's small compared to other botanical gardens my family has been too. I wish the people at the desk had said something before we paid admission. It was a waste of our time and money. Like I said, I suppose we came at the wrong time.

Thank DTBauer
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Reviewed May 30, 2018

life can be stressful. I find peace in mind with nature. they have a wide variety of plants and flowers and extensive walking trails. I go back to my childhood with their model train displays located throughout the garden

Thank naoplinger
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