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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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+1 704-687-2364
10:00 - 15:00
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Sun 13:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 15:00

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Beautiful and Free

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.

Reviewed 2 November 2016
Benjamin A
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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,

Thank Anne H
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 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 

1 Thank Rachel W
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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.

Thank Benjamin A
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77 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank LORI F
Bowie, Maryland
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We were looking for an opportunity to get away from shopping centers and automobiles. First we visited the greenhouses which are well maintained and nicely explained. Then we wandered through the Susie Harwood Garden. It was a lovely walk with convenient benches and not too strenuous for retirement-aged walkers. This area was well maintained. Longer walks are possible in the... More 

1 Thank Joyce G
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

I went the other day in the middle of classes. I'm a commuter (about 30 minutes away) and have a break in between classes, so I don't go back home. I figured I'd go check it out! While I was walking around the sprinklers came on, so I had to bolt! Obviously not the campus workers fault or anything, just... More 

Thank Tyler B
Manton, Michigan
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183 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We had 3 seniors and a family of 5...teen, tween and 9 yr old. The greenhouses were lovely, orchids, Venus fly traps, unusual succulents, one had a dinosaur and little Creek/waterfall...very well done, room of spices, fruit trees...well worth a walk thru. Across the street is an entrance to the gardens...all very well done. Most of the blooms were already... More 

1 Thank RetireeOTR
Danville, Virginia
2 reviews
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Great place to study natives! Most large specimens are labeled but hoping in time more herbaceous plant material will be identified. We particularly enjoyed all the bridges and surprises along the trail and the vistas it provided.

Thank ontheroadagain372
Cornelius, North Carolina
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112 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

I 've meandered through the gardens a half dozen or so times in the past several years. Admission is free but you may have to pay to park on campus. I suggest you go through at different times of year to really enjoy the native plants. Things are well marked and there are nice places to sit and relax.

Thank jpharkey
Charlotte, North Carolina
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

This is a fun non-crowded garden to explore. Cool plants and a few sculptures to see as well. The area is small but for the free price it's worth checking out if you are going to be in the area.

Thank ericaI6542EK

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