Written by Amy Andrews
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden (DSBG) holds a special place in the hearts of Carolinians as a place to reconnect with nature and create cherished memories with family and friends.
Michelle Spreitzer, Director of Development for DSBG, shared “it is important to us to express our sincere appreciation to our members and donors for their understanding and support during the time that we had to be closed.” She added, “We are grateful that the response has been so positive and that people feel safe to be back at the garden.”
DSBG is thrilled to be open to the public again and to share its charming outdoor haven with the community. They are currently open from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.
DSBG is hard at work creating their annual Holiday Lights installation, after announcing last week that their popular Chinese Lantern festival has been cancelled. “Our members have been so understanding of issues beyond our control,” said Spreitzer.
An emphasis on both health and wellness are woven into the fabric of the garden, as visitors are both physically moving through the property and mentally recharging while being outside and appreciating nature. The garden also shares pride of place with a connection to the Carolina Thread Trail and DSBG encourages guests to further their time in the area with a walk or a hike.
A great way for people in the community to support the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden is to become a member. Membership is a donation to the garden with benefits for those who join, while supporting the garden in the process. DSBG also has volunteer opportunities, particularly in areas such as horticulture and assisting with Holiday Lights. Donations to the garden are always welcome and funds will be used for general operations.
“We are beyond grateful to our community, staff and volunteers who have worked so very hard during this difficult time,” said Spreitzer. “We want to reiterate that the garden is an opportunity to be out in a safe way - with social distancing, one-way paths and staff to help make sure guests are moving through at a reasonable pace.”
For more information on Holidays, membership and hours at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, visit their website.
Photo Credit: Lindsay Kappius