BELMONT, N.C. — Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden is welcoming visitors back to its grounds. The garden is open to the public on weekends from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
In order to manage crowds, timed entry tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets will be made available each Monday for the following Saturday and Sunday.
Members will also need to reserve tickets online.
The garden closed in March because of the COVID-19 pandemic but reopened to members in May.
“Now that we see we can operate safely and responsibly, it’s time to admit more people,” Interim Executive Director Jim Hoffman said in a news release.
“We’ve implemented various protocols to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. It’s become a new normal for us and our members, so we’re confident we can welcome more people to enjoy the benefits of being in nature and in a garden,” he said.
In addition to thorough cleaning, the garden is also requiring staff members to wear face masks, is installing barriers at check-in areas, and is making hand sanitizer available.
Guests will be required to wear masks indoors and outdoors when the recommended 6 feet of social distancing is not possible.
The Visitor Pavilion, including the Garden Store, is closed, although you will be able to enter and exit the garden from the building. A limited selection of snacks and drinks will be available at the admissions area and the restrooms located at the Stickwork sculpture will be open.
The Lost Hollow Children’s Garden and Orchid Conservatory are also closed.
For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.
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