• See larger-than-life glass sculpture exhibit at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

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    BELMONT, N.C. - To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden will host an awe-inspiring, larger-than-life botanical glass exhibit featuring sculptures by Seattle-based artist Jason Gamrath this summer.

    “Grandiflora: Gamrath Glass at the Garden” is on display through Sept. 29.  

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    The exhibit features dozens of vibrant sculptures, including towering 10-foot orchids, vivid pitcher plants and energetic Venus flytraps.

    A Seattle area native, Gramrath began studying glass sculpting at the young age of 15 and has worked and trained with many renowned artists, including Preston Singletary, Karen Willenbrink, Richard Royal, Ross Richmond and Sally Prasch. His work is collected internationally and the pieces on display at the Garden will also be available for purchase.

    Craig Neil McCausland

    "Grandiflora" can be viewed daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and also from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, May 30 through Sept. 29 (with the exception of June 16, when the garden will be closed for a private event).

    In addition, visitors can explore the Butterfly Bungalow during the day and enjoy drinks and live music in the Beer Garden on select evenings.

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    Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden is located at 6500 South New Hope Road in Belmont.

    Admission to the garden and exhibit cost $14.95 per adult, $12.95 per senior ages 60 and up and $7.95 per child ages 2 through 12. Children under age 2 are admitted free.

    For more information, visit www.DSBG.org or call (704) 825-4490.


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