From The Gaston Gazette:

After the events of 9-11, folks across America flocked outdoors to botanical gardens and nature centers in seek of solace and distraction amid fresh air.

And, according to the head of the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden in Belmont, they are doing that very same thing in the wake of the coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic that has limited indoor activities and forced folks outdoors for recreation and exercise,.

“People do want this kind of experience, particularly in these times,” said Jim Hoffman, interim executive director of the 21-year-old botanical garden located on 110 acres along South New Hope Road.

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