I don't know how they to do it but, every year, the hardworking horticultural elves at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden in Belmont create a bigger, better, and more beautiful "Holidays at the Garden." If a visit to DSBG is an annual holiday tradition for your family, you'll recognize some of the classic elements of this unique event like the sixteen-foot towering tree of orchids and model trains. But there's always something new to discover.
Your "Holidays at the Garden" experience begins in the Visitor Pavilion where you'll find the festive displays created by the Metrolina Model Railroaders, Christmas shopping in the Garden Store, and nightly live music performances. It's also the place to have a word and photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
Step outside and you're immediately transported to a natural winter wonderland illuminated by more than 600,000 lights. All of the displays can be seen on foot but you may also choose to tour the grounds via the Garden Tram or, for an additional fee, a horse-drawn carriage provided by Southern Breezes Carriages.
If there's a chill in the air, warm up inside the Orchid Conservatory where something is always blooming. But you might not get to stay for long if your kids are with you. They'll surely want to explore the enchanted Lost Hollow: The Kimbrell Children's Garden with its many nooks and surprises. And just about anywhere you go at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, you'll find something soothing to sip and tasty to eat...especially those famous s'mores.
I know you'll enjoy your visit to "Holidays at the Garden" at Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens as much as I always do. It's open through December 31st but closed on Christmas Day. For more information and to purchase discounted tickets in advance (recommended), CLICK HERE.