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UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens

9090 Craver Rd, McMillan Greenhouse, Charlotte, NC 28223-0001
+1 704-687-2364
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Beautiful & Free Admission

We visited this gardens as part of a first trip to Charlotte, as we often visit gardens when we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kimberly C
Elkhart, Indiana
via mobile
Great Place for Garden Lovers

This place is bigger than expected. Although the signage could be better, once you get your... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
Charlotte, North Carolina
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9090 Craver Rd, McMillan Greenhouse, Charlotte, NC 28223-0001
+1 704-687-2364
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this gardens as part of a first trip to Charlotte, as we often visit gardens when we travel. This one is small and somewhat informal, but nice. Admission and parking is free (park in front of Parking Services building, across the street from...More

Thank Kimberly C
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This place is bigger than expected. Although the signage could be better, once you get your bearings you may find that you prefer to be lost in their woods! The plant sale in April is the best place to purchase easy to care for native...More

Thank npotter2017
Reviewed 4 July 2017

My husband and I had a lovely day exploring and seeing so many beautiful and exotic plants. It was not crowded at all, so we had a leisurely, peaceful stroll through the grounds, buildings and trails.

Thank Judah J
Reviewed 30 June 2017

The grounds are lovely. Lots of "pocket gardens", water, sculptures, picnic benches etc. Flowers are mostly shade variety as you are walking in a forest. BUT if you have anyone in your party that is at all walking challenged or if you are even thinking...More

Thank D K
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

The gardens were small but peaceful. Students took refuge in the many benches and birds loved the luscious landscape.The website was helpful for where to park.

Thank nschmitt0707
Reviewed 17 May 2017

The gardens provide a short, shady stroll on a campus hillside, with a selection of exotic plants in the greenhouses. Keep a look-out for the Spring plant sale (usually in April) - garden staff and volunteers can help you select whatever you might need for...More

Thank Doc2r_Phil
Reviewed 10 May 2017

It's not huge but it's very interesting and they have some fabulous plants in their greenhouses. Strange and beautiful plants abound in about 6 or 7 sections. It's like being in a jungle, tropical paradise or orchid garden all in one. Good job.

1  Thank Lasseter4242
Reviewed 9 May 2017

We started out before it was raining but got caught in the rain. It was a fun place to see what they have done. It is in the middle of the campus. The greenhouses were also fascinating and people very friendly to explain things. Also...More

Thank beemanWinchester
Reviewed 3 May 2017

We visited the garden on May 2nd. There are some parking spaces across from the greenhouse. You do have to ask for a permit at the Parking Services. The greenhouse is not comprehensive but still nice to see. The best part is the Susie Harwood...More

Thank AmarilisVos
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Dr. Mellichamp oversees this area on the campus of UNC-Charlotte. It is the same latittude as in Japan so it is heavily influenced in that regard. Have a few minutes on campus and would like to have a quiet minute? Step into the conservatory by...More

Thank Michele L
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