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Celebrate National Pollinator Week June 18 through June 24 at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden! An outdoor escape from the city for adults and kids alike, the Garden is just 30 minutes from uptown Charlotte.
Stop by to check out these two new exhibits — and of course, don’t miss the new beer garden.
It’s a pollinators’ paradise at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden this summer, since the Garden has opened two seasonal exhibits that celebrate the importance and beauty of pollinators, from birds and the bees to butterflies and beetles.
Be(e) inspired at the Butterfly Bungalow
Open Daily through September 3, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
$2 for Members (and up to four guests) or $3 with General Admission.
Caterpillars, chrysalides and butterflies are the stars of the show in the Garden’s Butterfly Bungalow, a 2,100 sq. ft. enclosure in which the Garden has created the ideal environment for these beauties to flourish.
These pollinator gardens provide inspiration for creating your own backyard butterfly garden. Each species of butterfly is attracted to different host and nectar plants. Host plants serve as nurseries for eggs and food for hungry caterpillars while colorful nectar plants provide nourishment for butterflies. Both are important in creating a garden where butterflies can thrive.
With a little research, you can discover the right plants for the species of butterflies in your own yard!
The majority of flowering plants rely on pollinators such as butterflies, bees, bats, hummingbirds and more to reproduce, therefore they’re crucial to the agriculture industry and ecosystems worldwide.
Guests will learn about the species of butterflies in the area and how to best attract these stunning, nectar-loving insects to their own backyards. When visiting, guests can expect docents to point out butterfly eggs, larvae and even young butterflies emerging from their chrysalides on a regular basis. Learn more here.
Sip & Stroll through the Garden
Thursdays from May 31 through Aug. 30, 5 – 9 p.m.
Admission is free for Garden Members or with General Admission
Enjoy the Garden throughout summer in the evening hours when the warm light of the setting sun illuminates thousands of blooms. Sip a cold beverage, listen to live music while relaxing in the Beer Garden, play a round of Pollinator Putting and unwind with a stroll through the Garden. On select nights the Beer Garden also features food trucks, featured breweries, lawn games and more throughout the summer. Click here for a full schedule.
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