Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden is a botanical garden located on 380 acres (1.5 km2) of rolling meadows, woodlands and lakefront property in Belmont, North Carolina. Founded by Daniel J. Stowe, a retired textile executive from Belmont, it includes large manicured gardens, natural surrounding areas, including a woodland trail, sparkling fountains, and an Orchid Conservatory. The appealing garden site has a long history of use by its inhabitants. Originally, Native Americans of the Catawba and Cherokee tribes trapped, fished, hunted and raised families here. Later, the area served as home to early European settlers. In recent years, the garden’s meadowlands have been used as pasture for farm animals, although much of the site is covered by mature deciduous woodlands and pine forest. Although a relatively new facility, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden has a very old historical connection. The French botanist André Michaux rode and walked across the garden property in 1795. Michaux found new plants in Gaston County not far from the current garden, including the Bigleaf Magnolia. More than 200 years later on this same farmland, the garden hosted the grand opening of 110 acres (0.45 km2) developed on October 9, 1999. The opportunity to join as a founding member ended with 5,297 members. Today, standing sentinel over the new area is the Robert Lee Stowe Visitor Pavilion, featuring pale yellow stucco walls fronted by 20 white Tuscan columns and topped with a copper roof. Outside, guests find 10 acres (40,000 m2) complete with lush gardens, 12 sparkling fountains plus a ½ mile (800 m) woodland trail. With 32 full- and part-time employees and more than 100 devoted volunteers, the garden continues to build recognition and its reputation. HGTV named it one of the nation’s “20 Great Gardens”, and USA Today proclaimed it one of the nation’s top 10 places to “welcome fall with a flourish”. Development of the master plan will occur over the next several decades. Future plans for the garden include a home demonstration garden, a boat water entrance with lakeside visitor center, a children’s garden, a rose garden, a restaurant, and an Asian garden. The Orchid Conservatory is the region’s only public conservatory devoted to the display of tropical plants. Opened in January 2008, it features a wide range of plants that enable guests to learn about tropical ecosystems around the world. Year-round the display will include a selection of orchids. Each winter, the garden presents its Orchid Spectacular. The orchid conservatory makes the garden a true year-round facility, to serve not only the general public but schoolchildren around the region. Educational topics vary by the season and by the age group, but most focus on either horticulture and gardening or some aspect of life science or conservation. The series of curriculum-based school programs, specifically designed for kindergarten to fifth-grade levels, meet goals established by the North Carolina Standard Course of Study. The garden also offers year-round special events and classes ranging from gardening and landscape to pottery and cooking with herbs. See also List of botanical gardens in the United States External links Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden Coordinates: 35°10′05″N 81°03′28″W / 35.1680°N 81.0578°W / 35.1680; -81.0578daniel stowe botanical garden 1Daniel 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.daniel stowe botanical garden 2Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden is a botanical garden located on 380 acres (1.5 km2) of rolling meadows, woodlands and lakefront property in Belmont, North Carolina. Founded by Daniel J. Stowe, a retired textile executive from Belmont, it includes large manicured gardens, natural surrounding areas, including a woodland trail, sparkling fountains, and an Orchid Conservatory.daniel stowe botanical garden 3Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden is the Carolinas’ Garden for all seasons, providing guests a chance to reconnect with nature and to create lifelong memories with friends and family. 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, a garden store and nature trails await the visitor. Experience the Gardendaniel stowe botanical garden 4Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden is the Carolinas’ Garden for all seasons, providing guests a chance to reconnect with nature and to create lifelong memories with friends and family. 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, a garden store and nature trails await the visitor.daniel stowe botanical garden 5Although a relatively new facility, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden has a very old historical connection. The French botanist André Michaux rode and walked across the garden property in 1795. Michaux found new plants in Gaston County not far from the current garden, including the Bigleaf Magnolia.daniel stowe botanical garden 6Thank you for your interest in becoming a Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden Volunteer! Please fill out an Application Form, and the Volunteer Coordinator will contact you to confirm your orientation date. If you have any questions, please call 704-829-1257 or email everett@dsbg.org. Read more Categories: Volunteerdaniel stowe botanical garden 7Thank you for your interest in becoming a Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden Volunteer! Please fill out an Application Form, and the Volunteer Coordinator will contact you to confirm your orientation date. If you have any questions, please call 704-829-1257 or email everett@dsbg.org.daniel stowe botanical garden 8Throughout history, the natural world has served as a living classroom for novices, naturalists, and professional artists. They have recorded their observations on cave walls, parchment and journals. Join artist David Williams as we explore the spontaneity of field sketching in the beautiful botanical gardens of Daniel Stowe. We will look at specific techniques of historical and modern nature journaling, and put those artistic styles into practice. Expect sketching/watercolor demonstrations and hands-on instruction. Personal journals are welcome, but not necessary. (Budding artists ages 12+)daniel stowe botanical garden 9Instructor: David Williams, Owner of Wingin’ It Works, Artist and Designer Throughout history, the natural world has served as a living classroom for novices, naturalists, and professional artists. They have recorded their observations on cave walls, parchment and journals. Join artist David Williams as we explore the spontaneity of field sketching in the beautiful botanical gardens of Daniel Stowe. We will look at specific techniques of historical and modern nature journaling, and put those artistic styles into practice. Expect sketching/watercolor demonstrations and hands-on instruction. Personal journals are welcome, but not necessary. (Budding artists ages 12+)daniel stowe botanical garden 10Development of the master plan will occur over the next several decades. Future plans for the garden include a home demonstration garden, a boat water entrance with lakeside visitor center, a children’s garden, a rose garden, a restaurant, and an Asian garden.daniel stowe botanical garden 11English botanical illustrator Anne Pratt (1806 – 1893) was perhaps one of the Victorian Era’s best-known and most prolific botanical illustrators. Pratt wrote and illustrated over 20 books and today her work is highly collectible. Discover custom-framed, antique chromolithographs — images printed in colors from a series of lithographic stones or plates — taken from Pratt’s six-volume publication, “The Flowering Plants and Ferns of Great Britain,” dating back to the mid-1800s.daniel stowe botanical garden 12Today, standing sentinel over the new area is the Robert Lee Stowe Visitor Pavilion, featuring pale yellow stucco walls fronted by 20 white Tuscan columns and topped with a copper roof. Outside, guests find 10 acres (40,000 m2) complete with lush gardens, 12 sparkling fountains plus a ½ mile (800 m) woodland trail.daniel stowe botanical garden 13Botanical illustrations have served as documentation of an incredibly diverse array of plant species across cultures and throughout history. Such illustrations lined the pages of publications paired with tales of their discovery, medicinal properties, characteristics and more. Colorful images printed from etched plates began to grace the pages of magazines and books throughout the Victorian Era and today those prints remain highly collectible and desirable. The discovery, collection and documentation of orchids in that era drove explorers to all corners of the world in a craze such that it was dubbed “Orchidelirium.” This winter, take a horticultural journey through the Victorian Era with a selection of antique prints from local collector Craig McCausland complimented by a gorgeous Victorian-inspired living display celebrating the “orchid mania” of the 19th century with a hand-selected collection of orchids and tropical plants.daniel stowe botanical garden 14The appealing garden site has a long history of use by its inhabitants. Originally, Native Americans of the Catawba and Cherokee tribes trapped, fished, hunted and raised families here. Later, the area served as home to early European settlers. In recent years, the garden’s meadowlands have been used as pasture for farm animals, although much of the site is covered by mature deciduous woodlands and pine forest.daniel stowe botanical garden 15The orchid conservatory makes the garden a true year-round facility, to serve not only the general public but schoolchildren around the region. Educational topics vary by the season and by the age group, but most focus on either horticulture and gardening or some aspect of life science or conservation. The series of curriculum-based school programs, specifically designed for kindergarten to fifth-grade levels, meet goals established by the North Carolina Standard Course of Study. The garden also offers year-round special events and classes ranging from gardening and landscape to pottery and cooking with herbs.

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