Wednesday, July 26, 2006

On July 25, The Charlotte Observer reported the death of an important benefactor and philanthropist, Daniel Stowe. His generosity created the Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens with the land he donated in 1991 along with financial help he provided.

The gardens, in Gaston County, NC, attracts about 60,000 visitors annually. Stowe was inspired by such gardens as Calloway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Ga., the Botanic Gardens in Chicago and the Longwood Gardens near Wilmington, Del. Learn more about this great philanthropist at the Daniel Stowe Botanial Garden site ( or through the archives section of the Charlotte Observer (


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