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At a Glance

Lake Wylie’s Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden is one of the area’s most prolific parks.  The 380 acre setting along the banks of Lake Wylie is visited year-round by guests from across the the greater Charlotte region. The gardens are situated near the heart of Lake Wylie and are easily accessible for a majority of residents.

The land for the gardens was donated in 1991 by local Belmont NC textile executive Daniel Stowe.  Stowe and his wife were nature lovers and garden enthusiasts.  Stowe envisioned the rolling piedmont prairie, woodlands and riverfront setting as an opportunity to develop a garden complex worthy of international acclaim.

In 1999 the botanical gardens first opened, featuring the pavilion, 8 garden rooms and several fountains.  Since then Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens has continued to grow and thrive, adding additional features over the years.

The DSBG are operated by a dedicated leadership team and board of directors.  The gardens serve as backdrops for weddings, corporate events and other engagements. Multiple events and exhibits draw visitors to the gardens throughout the year.  Memberships are available.

The gardens are one of Lake Wylie’s most notable attractions.


Almost 400 acres


Multiple gardens, conservatory, fountains, walking and hiking trails. Plus visitor pavilion, garden store, picnic tables. Open year round with various events and exhibits.

Surrounding Neighborhoods

McLean, Reflection Pointe, River Oaks and more.



Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens are located along Lake Wylie’s South Fork Catawba River near the intersections of Highway 279 and Highway 274.  Address – 6500 S New Hope Rd, Belmont NC 28012 | Tele# 704-825-4490 | DSBG Website

City/Zip Code: Belmont NC, 28012

Around the Park

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden is home to a multitude of different gardens: annual and perennial displays, a conservatory featuring orchids and tropical plants, a children’s garden and various fountains.  Walking trails wind thru the garden.  Visitors can hike a section of the Carolina Thread along Lake Wylie.

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
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Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden