Persimmon Trail

On the grounds of the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden is the Persimmon Trail. Seek this out as it is a lovely, easy to walk trail, and a perfect end to your visit. On the trail you will find folks walking, jogging, riding their bikes, and lovers holding hands. It is also attached to the Carolina Thread Trail which is a 300 mile long network of greenery, blueways, and trails in 15 counties, 2 states, reaching 2.9 million people according to Auntie Google. .

Throughout the trail are signs naming the trees and other vegetation. Nice touch and a good learning tool for children.

The path has many twists and turns. Place small colored items at these junctures to ensure you find your way back to the parking lot. And of course pick them up upon return.

What a nice surprise at the end of my hike..

For more information on this trail system,


I would be remiss if I did not mention that this lovely garden has many events occurring throughout the year.

During the summer there are:

  • Garden Nights with live music..
  • Movies on the lawn..
  • Horticulture Highlight Walks..
  • Jazz at the Garden..

The horticulture team also provides answers to your gardening questions and can be reached at They request a photo of the plant and ask you be as specific as possible in your request.

Events can also be conducted at the Garden.

Contact them at:


Visiting gardens always give ideas. Here are some….

A basket of one flower color.
A basket of contrasting colors, shapes, and sizes.
An open wire basket with burlap bottom. Great for the environment and flowers.

The Garden’s fountains, each with it’s own personality.


Fun. What a great place to run through on this 88 degree day..

The Children’s Garden

Had another fountain..

Garden Picnic Area

What a pleasant spot.

The Formal White Garden – this was discreetly placed so don’t miss it..

Some Sculptures

Below is an interesting sculpture made of saplings by a former hospital administrator who later studied art history and sculpture at the University of North Carolina. His works appear worldwide. One never knows where life will bring you.

A work by Patrick Dougherty

A Place to Sit a Spell…

Once rested visit The Prairie Garden,

In closing more gardens and flowers.. Enjoy!