The Queen City Green Podcast is the guide for green thumbs, novice gardeners, and nature enthusiasts in the Charlotte region. Gain inspiration and insights on how to infuse elements of the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden experience into your own space and lifestyle. In addition to discovering the latest blooms and happenings at The Garden, tune in for captivating discussions with environmental non-profit leaders from across the Carolinas. Learn about their impactful work, how it intersects with initiatives at The Garden, and how you can play a role in preserving and protecting our natural spaces right here in your own backyard.

Our podcast is a part of the Queen City Podcast Network.

Podcast Episode 1: Host John Searby talks with the Director of Horticulture at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, Jason Bonham, about the garden’s vision, the return of environmental education, and the importance of environmental nonprofits and upcoming plans for the garden’s 380 acres.

Podcast Episode 2: Catawba Riverkeeper Brandon Jones joins host John Searby to discuss the origin and importance of the Riverkeeper program, the work of the Riverkeeper, and how the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden and the Catawba Riverkeeper are connected.

Podcast Episode 3: Just what does a curator at a botanical garden do? DSBG Curator Karen Kottkamp joins host John Searby to answer that question, and talk about what’s so special about the garden, and what time of year is her favorite?

Podcast Episode 4: Host John Searby talks with Bart Landis from Catawba Lands Conservancy/ Carolina Thread Trail about the challenges of land preservation versus development, the significance of valuing natural resources, and the collective responsibility towards conservation.