Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden Professional Review and Guide
"If you love gardens, plan on spending the whole day for this walk. The route explores the best features of the gardens, including the Formal Display Gardens and the four Perennial Gardens. Daniel Stowe, a textile CEO, set aside 400 acres of his estate and funded Charlotte’s best botanical gardens, which fully opened to the public on October 9, 1999. This route stops in at the highlight of the garden: the Orchid Conservatory, the only glass-house conservatory in the Carolinas open to the public, which debuted on January 19, 2008. The garden is filled with traditional and modern architecture and sculpture, as well as a collection of beautifully constructed fountains that are certain to capture the imagination; walk under the arching fountain at the risk of getting very wet. The garden is well suited for both kids and adults, and the trails and grounds are immaculately maintained by what are considered to be among the finest gardeners in the region."