Visit Us

Discover a world of natural wonder and serene beauty, where each step leads to a deeper connection with the magic of the outdoors.

Hours, Admission & Location

General daytime admission

Garden Members: Free
Learn more about membership.

Adult: $16.95 +tax
Senior: (60+) : $14.95 +tax
Child: (2-12) : $9.95 +tax
Children Under 2: Free
Groups of 15+: Please call (704) 825-4490 or email for information on group tours and group pricing.

Please note, special event admission fees may apply to select events.

Getting here

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden is located in Belmont, North Carolina.

We are located 21 miles from Charlotte, NC, and 13 miles from Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

Get directions to the garden on Google Maps.

Museums for All

As a benefit of your EBT card, you can visit during daytime hours as often as you’d like for only $3 per person. Present your benefits card at admissions for up to four family members. Discount not applicable for ticketed events, photoshoots, engagements, or private events. Offer valid only for daytime Daily Admission.

Learn more about Museums for All.

Current hours

The Botanical Garden is open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday for Daily Admission
Closed Mondays.

The Trailhead Store is open Sunday through Wednesday, 7 am to 7 pm, and Thursday through Saturday, 7 am to 10 pm.
No entry fee is required to access the Store.

Please check our website for any last-minute changes in our schedule.

DSBG is closed for the following holidays, New Year’s Eve, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. 

Garden map

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden Map
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Trail map

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Frequently asked questions

Wheel chairs and strollers are not available for rent, although the Garden is stroller/handicap accessible. Benches are located throughout the Garden.

Only trained service animals that perform life functions for individuals with disabilities are permitted in the Garden.

The Garden is open rain or shine. Refunds or rain checks on admission ticket purchases are not granted for weather related reasons. In the event of extreme weather including snow or a bad storm the Garden may close. Please call 704-825-4490 prior to your visit.

Picnics and coolers are welcome anywhere on the property, but please no alcoholic carry-ins or grills. We also have beverages, wine, and snacks in The Garden Store. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis on the terrace or at picnic tables.

No; however, we have beverages, wine, and snacks in The Garden Store. The Garden occasionally hosts food trucks for special events, but please inquire for more details.

The Garden encourages you to find your creativity in nature! We welcome you to bring art supplies that will not deface garden surfaces (no paint drips on the bricks, please!) or block the enjoyment of our spaces for others. For those wanting to take photographs, we ask that they be for your own enjoyment and not for monetary gain. Visitors and Members are welcome to take snapshot photographs of plants, individuals and subjects that capture the events of your visit. DSBG defines a snapshot as an informal photograph that is shot spontaneously and quickly without artistic intent. You may share your photos of the Garden on social media outlets.

For those wanting to take portraits or commercial photography, please see our Photography Policy for more information on booking those sessions.