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UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens

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Address: 9090 Craver Rd, McMillan Greenhouse, Charlotte, NC 28223-0001
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Sun 13:00 - 16:00
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Beautiful and Serene!

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... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Michele L
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North Carolina
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 the Botanical Greenhouse!!

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Thank Michele L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At the right time of year, this relatively small greenhouse contains some beautiful plants. But it does not take long to view all the plants grown here. When flowers are not in bloom, there is nothing worth seeing.

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We stopped by on a nice day in March. Not what we expected having been to other Botanical Gardens like Atlanta. Basically a path in a gully, Zen like and pretty with a asian garden feel. Good place to start a date. Greenhouses were closed. It was free you just had to get a parking permit from the college transportation... More 

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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 March 2017

When the gardens are in bloom it is an otherworldly experience to walk through the soft quiet paths. You can stop and sit in serene settings and enjoy the naturalistic, peaceful ambiance. The Asian garden is the newest feature, but I prefer the older parts of the garden with the stone bridge.

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Thank Joan L
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

The Asian Gardens are lovely. The other gardens could use some color and more labeling. Also, if they are watering the plants, expect to get wet, the sprinklers do not avoid the walkways

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

I have been to this wonderful botanical garden twice now. The second time around I got to walk the trails which were very nice. But my fave part about this is the green house. I raise tropical pitcher plants and members of the gourd family so I love seeing what other gardens have. They grow many American Pitcher plants as... More 

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Thank Thagirion
Brookfield, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

No informtion on where to park, or how to obtain tickets. Impossible for disabled person, Unwelcoming,

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Thank Anne H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

The Botanical Gardens is one of my top 5 favorite places on UNC Charlotte's campus (and UNCC is a pretty large university!). It's perfect for studying, reading, hanging out with friends, or getting away when you're stressed. They have a wide variety of gorgeous plants and several sitting areas. It's beautiful any time of year, but be sure to visit... More 

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Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Nice little garden. I had the whole place to myself for the hour or so that I was there. The best part is that it is free, but they do have a box for donations.

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Reviewed 25 October 2016

We visited on a lovely but breezy day in October; as it was Fall, the gardens themselves of course were not in high season, but they are still beautiful. The design sight lines here have all been SO carefully thought out that they are just exceptional. Two of us are very eager amateur photographers and we just had a field... More 

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