Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Welcome to the Garden Blog

You have arrived at the blog for Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. We are happy to be here where we can share our love of gardening and the outdoors with you.

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden is a young garden, located in the Piedmont region of North Carolina. We're just west of Charlotte near the South Carolina border.

In 1991, Daniel J. Stowe, a retired textile executive, reserved these 380 acres of prime rolling meadows and lakefront woodlands on which to develop a world-class botanical garden. Nature lover and gardening enthusiast, Stowe and his wife, Alene, envisioned a complex, evolving over four decades, to rival internationally-renowned gardens. A 1999 gala celebrated the completion of the Visitor Pavilion and the installation of 10 acres of manicured gardens, 12 sparkling fountains and a woodland trail within 100 acres of green space. In 2008, we added a spectacular 8,000-square-foot glasshouse featuring the regions only display of orchids and tropical plants.

Today the Garden serves more than 100,000 people include tourists, groups, school children, lifelong learners, wedding and event guests and others. Our staff is a dynamic group of individuals with experience at public gardens and similar institutions across the country. We also have a vital group of volunteers who help us execute our mission on a daily basis.

So that's who you'll be hearing from in the blog. You'll learn about our bluebird program and read about the plants that will grow best in your backyard. We'll give you a glimpse of programs like our Garden Adventure Camps and special events such as Something's A-Flutter that opens in September. So check out our list of current bloggers and check back with us often.

Let us know what you think about our work. We'll plan to add contributors and other ideas as time goes on.

Thanks for joining us.

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