A few months ago, April I think, we drove to the very edge of Charlotte--basically South Carolina--to visit the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. It is the smallest botanical garden I've visited, but I am comparing it to the Ft. Worth botanical garden, which isn't fair since everything seems to be bigger in Texas.
Evidently, the owners must share the same thought as myself because they are already posting signs with new maps boasting a garden expansion. In fact, they have already broken ground on it! I'm excited to see what they add to the place.
They also offer an amateur photo contest every year and I've thought about entering it this year. The rules are simple: just a photo taken somewhere on the grounds. The winner receives a year membership. I've thought about making my way back up there in the fall to snap a few photos to submit. We'll see.
Anyway, if you're a local, I definitely suggest putting this place on your list of places to visit with the kiddos or if you just want to take a stroll & have a picnic.