Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden: Part I

Returning from the Hickory Flea Market, (great spot, open only on Thursday’s), saw this sign on the interstate. Followed my instinct and what a find and delightful visit.

The Garden hours were limited and having only an hour had to scurry. However, walking fast made it through but plan for more time to drink in this Garden’s beauty.

Daniel J. Stowe, a textile executive, developed this 380 acre sanctuary upon his retirement in 1991. It has several different gardens, trails, and a butterfly house. Let’s start at the Butterfly House..

Follow the signs to learn more of butterflies..

Here are those lovely creatures in their habitat..

Part of the life cycle, remember the sign??

Next: More pictures of the garden..