Just a Walk in the Park: Visit the Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens

Not too far from The Cypress is over 400 acres of beautiful gardens, nature paths, numerous water fountains and the only glass house to be found in the Carolinas. The Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens in Charlotte is a great place to stroll around and enjoy the many flowers, orchids, heirloom plants, birds and other delights of nature.

There are so many great events and classes at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens. Whether you are into leisurely walks, learning, cultural events, or community involvement, there is something for everyone. We’ve compiled a list of some great ways to enjoy the gardens below.

Sip and Stroll: Every Thursday, enjoy the golden glow of the evening while sipping on your favorite beverage. Relax and unwind while strolling slowly through the many nature paths to explore. On certain evenings, you can even listen to live music at Lost Hollow’s Hillside Theatre and purchase food from local vendors.

Yoga: Whether you are a beginner or advanced level, there is a yoga class for everyone at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens. Come stretch, relax, and try a variety of different poses in a gentle and supportive environment with certified yoga instructors.

Birding Walks: From passenger pigeons to Northern cardinals to the Eastern whip-poor-will, there are many fantastic birds to discover in our great state of North Carolina. Bring your binoculars and follow a volunteer guide as you learn to identify birds; and observe nesting patterns among the flowers and trees of the botanical gardens at Meadowood Walk and Persimmon Trail. A truly great way to exercise the mind and the body while learning about the beautiful nature that surrounds us.

Volunteer: There is no better way to get to know the history, community, and all that the gardens have to offer than by volunteering and giving back to the community. By volunteering at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens, you can help maintain the grounds, give guided tours to visitors, help with specific projects, or offer your unique skills such as fundraising, entertaining, teaching, or photography. Whatever your skills are, they will surely be vital to help the botanical gardens continue to grow into the future and provide delight and education for generations to come. Volunteering is a great way to make friends and meet people from all walks of life. And you can do all of this while being outside and enjoying the flowers and plants. You can get to know each garden as they change with the seasons and share what you have learned with others.

There are many other events and ways to enjoy the Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens. From cultural events to oyster roasts and fine art, there is truly something for everyone at the gardens. Don’t forget to stop by the gift shop to peruse the many unique items available for sale and grab a cup of coffee while you are at it. There is also a glass conservatory that displays a number of different orchids and an indoor waterfall. Come and explore for yourself these pristine botanical gardens near Charlotte.

If you enjoy leisurely strolls through nature, stop by and take a tour of The Cypress of Charlotte. Multiple walking trails with lake views and gorgeous greenery wind through our campus. Contact us for more information about our beautiful, luxurious retirement community in Charlotte, NC.