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The two RV Gypsies
enjoyed Christmas Lights
at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
in Belmont, North Carolina
December 8, 2021

Although the two RV Gypsies were also at the Christmas Light display here in 2018, most photos are different from that year. A link to the light display of 2018, plus Daniel Stowe Garden links are at the bottom of this page.

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Below: The entry into the building, and a giant Christmas tree inside the building. It does cost to enter. There are also rest rooms inside and a gift shop.

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden entrance Christmas tree at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Below: Two close-up photos of some of the flowers on the tree shown above.

flowers on the Christmas tree floweers on the Christmas tree

Below. While in the entry way to the building, Karen Duquette took a photo looking up at the ceiling and a photo looking down at the floor.

the ceiling at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden a floor plaque at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Below: Walkways into the gardens

lights in an outdoor walkway a tree with red Christmas lights
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Below: This is the third time that the two RV Gypsies have seen a big twig maze by Patrick Dougherty. The first time was in Dayton, Ohio, September 2013. The second time was in Annapolis, Maryland in June 2021 and now here in North Carolina. Each time, the size and design was a bit different.

sign about Patrick Dougherty

Patrick Dougherty's twig maze had lights with changing colors shining on his art.

Patrick Dougherty twig maze Patrick Dougherty twig maze
Patrick Dougherty twig maze
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Christmas lights at Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens

Below: Karen Duquette with some
of the Christmas Lights behind her.

Below: Karen Duquette
with a very weird Big Foot

Karen Duquette Karen Duquette and Big Foot
Christmas lights at Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens Christmas lights at Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens

Below: The tunnel section with a fountain that changes colors

fountain chainging colors fountain chaniging colors

Below: This area had the lights flashing and changing colors to the beat of Christmas music. The two RV Gypsies sat and enjoyed the show.

panorama of Christmas trees
Christmas lights at Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens Christmas lights at Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens
Christmas lights at Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens

More lights on a tree

A miniature train set running on a circular track

lights on a tree outdoor miniature train set
Christmas lights at Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens
Christmas lights at Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens

During this entire walk, the two RV Gypsies had 3-D glasses that they would occasionally stop and put on. The effect was amazing. Obviously it would have been dangerous to walk with the 3-D glasses on.

3-D view of the Christmas lights 3-D view of the Christmas lights
flower and cat in lights
birds, butterfly and  dragonfly in lights Christmas lights at Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens

Below: When the two RV Gypsies were here in 2018 for the Christmas Light Display, Mrs. Claus was in this area and she was reading stories to the children. There was also a small train and village display. But due to the Coronavirus, there was no Mrs. Claus this year. However, the train and village display was much bigger, and much more amazing. These are only a few of the sections of the display.

miniature train set and village miniature village
miniature village miniature village
Miniature village miniature village
miniature village Miniature boat
miniature village miniature village houses

Below: Leaving the Christmas Display, Karen Duquette noticed a van parked and the lights from a nearby tree were reflecting on the side of the van.

van with reflecting Christmas lights

Then the two RV Gypsies stopped for a bite to eat. It was almost closing time for the restaurant, so not many people were inside. The food was okay, but nothing special.

Christopher's Griall and Bar

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go backward To see the Christmas Light Display in 2018, click here. OR go to Daniel Stowe Gardens earlier in 2018 to enjoy flowers, gardens, fountains, art, butterflies and more. Then in June 2019, they really enjoyed a special glass exhibit display here.
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go to the next adventure 2022 will be posted here when it occurs. In the meantime return to the top of this page for other choices.