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UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens

Opens in 20 min: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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Very much worth a visit! So many unusual plants and a great walking path through wonderful... read more

Reviewed October 18, 2018
East Bay, California
Nice place to visit

I was surprised by the size. There’s a greenhouse where you enter as well as two large gardens. My... read more

Reviewed October 8, 2018
Greenville, North Carolina
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9090 Craver Rd, McMillan Greenhouse, Charlotte, NC 28223-0001
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Reviewed November 30, 2018

The Gardens have lovely inside and outside areas with large collections of plants in each. This time I was able to take a workshop and learn how to make fairy houses and it was really a fun experience.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ellen G
Reviewed October 18, 2018

Very much worth a visit! So many unusual plants and a great walking path through wonderful gardens. Pass the word along. More people need to see this place. Would recommend.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank theheatonfamily
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

I was surprised by the size. There’s a greenhouse where you enter as well as two large gardens. My suggestion is plan to spend at least half a day there. It was larger than I expected and we did a bit of walking, but it...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank jenniferwA6717CS
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Highly recommend a visit here! Not only is it great to just stroll through it but it is so beautiful for pictures! Highly recommend as a backdrop to family, couple, wedding, engagement etc photos!! There are some great views and lighting around 10am! It is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank aysenu
Reviewed August 8, 2018

Visited the Botanical Gardens on a very warm July day. Parking is available across the street - you need to sign in to get a parking pass. The greenhouses were the best especially on a hot day. Many very interesting plants and flowers that you...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Sue28327
Reviewed June 21, 2018

The botanical gardens is on the campus. We parked and walked to the greenhouse which had some very interesting plants. We walked out to the gardens and the only path we found was down a steep, gravel driveway/pathway. Since we did not want to slip...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Cappie G
Reviewed June 19, 2018

This was a very interesting place to visit. In addition to the green houses which have some very exotic plants, including the corpse flower about to bloom for the first time after 12 years and several carnivorous species!!! When done with the inside area, there...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank bonnie j
Reviewed May 12, 2018

NOTE: Several reviewers call this place small - they must not have walked through the outside gardens! In addition to the indoor greenhouses, there are two enormous outdoor gardens - it's practically a park. Amazing for free admission and free parking. The greenhouses are pretty...More

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank ididntwantausername
Reviewed May 10, 2018 via mobile

The indoor hothouses are small, but very nicely laid it and interesting. The outdoor areas are well landscaped and maintained. A nice place to sit and think, and let the kids explore.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Twiggasaurus
Reviewed May 3, 2018 via mobile

This is a plant haven The world famous corpse plant is here Easy short walk and indoors with all kinds of fun plants No charge but donations welcome Free parking & Handicap parking lot as well. Great for all ages including elderly.

Date of experience: May 2018
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