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Botanical Gardens Music in the Gardens, 11 am-noon April 21 – Bring a lunch and friends to the Susie Harwood Garden Gazebo, and enjoy the relaxing sounds of an array of classical music at the Botanical Gardens. This lunchtime concert is arranged and performed by students of the UNC Charlotte Music Department.  For more information, contact Jeff Gillman by email at jgillman@uncc.edu or call 704-687-0721. Free and open to everyone

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017 The annual Spring Plant Sale at the UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens will be Friday and Saturday, April 14-15, at the McMillan Greenhouse. Between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., attendees will be able to shop from an exceptional array of plants at this largest sale of the year. Expect a wide selection of native plants and deciduous azaleas, along with special selections of wildflowers, perennials, trees and shrubs, carnivorous and tropical plants and colorful annuals for the landscape. Botanical Gardens staff will be on hand to answer questions. Sale proceeds support the operations of the gardens and greenhouse. Members of the campus community and stewards of the UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens can attend a preview sale from noon to 3 p.m., Thursday, April 13.

Uncc Botanical Gardens

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The annual Spring Plant Sale at the UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens will be Friday and Saturday, April 14-15, at the McMillan Greenhouse. Between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., attendees will be able to shop from an exceptional array of plants at this largest sale of the year. Expect a wide selection of native plants and deciduous azaleas, along with special selections of wildflowers, perennials, trees and shrubs, carnivorous and tropical plants and colorful annuals for the landscape. Botanical Gardens staff will be on hand to answer questions. Sale proceeds support the operations of the gardens and greenhouse. Members of the campus community and stewards of the UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens can attend a preview sale from noon to 3 p.m., Thursday, April 13.

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Having spent my 4 years at UNCC I absolutely loved stopping by here when I was bored walking around campus and it wasn't late at night. This place has so many different plants. The greenhouse is deep and yet quaint. Honestly if you're going for date I think it's a good place to stroll hand in hand and enjoy the silence of a wooded garden as a break from the campus which is more and more bustling every day.I personally prefer the greenhouse and the review by Paula (who I suspect is actually a greenhouse curator) is very informative on what to do if you don't live on campus or have an on-campus parking pass. The greenhouse alone is in itself arguably the best in the Charlotte area. If you're visiting it's a great idea to stop by! There are multiple individual rooms all roughly categorized by plant type or location. I especially like all the rooms on the very last row down to the tropical rain forest one! It has steps down and a little waterfall area where you can sit at peace as if you were in a real rainforest.The gardens outside have a great relaxing and nature-esque feel. In particular my friends and I have found that it's a great spot for photo-shoots. There are some cool “ornaments” about the garden all mostly in a red color scheme. An Asian saying on a giant upright stone slab, a huge circular gate around a walk way, a cool pagoda overlooking a pond and a cute little bridge. There are occasional nature-watch events for flowers that bloom once in a lifetime as well as multiple plant sales that go on throughout the year.

Uncc Botanical Gardens

Having spent my 4 years at UNCC I absolutely loved stopping by here when I was bored walking around campus and it wasn't late at night. This place has so many different plants. The greenhouse is deep and yet quaint. Honestly if you're going for date I think it's a good place to stroll hand in hand and enjoy the silence of a wooded garden as a break from the campus which is more and more bustling every day. I personally prefer the greenhouse and the review by Paula (who I suspect is actually a greenhouse curator) is very informative on what to do if you don't live on campus or have an on-campus parking pass. The greenhouse alone is in itself arguably the best in the Charlotte area. If you're visiting it's a great idea to stop by! There are multiple individual rooms all roughly categorized by plant type or location. I especially like all the rooms on the very last row down to the tropical rain forest one! It has steps down and a little waterfall area where you can sit at peace as if you were in a real rainforest. The gardens outside have a great relaxing and nature-esque feel. In particular my friends and I have found that it's a great spot for photo-shoots. There are some cool “ornaments” about the garden all mostly in a red color scheme. An Asian saying on a giant upright stone slab, a huge circular gate around a walk way, a cool pagoda overlooking a pond and a cute little bridge. There are occasional nature-watch events for flowers that bloom once in a lifetime as well as multiple plant sales that go on throughout the year.

Uncc Botanical Gardens

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The UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens hosts three garden sites with sixteen collections, including the rare Titan Arum. To make your visit with us as enjoyable as possible, please read through the Visit section to plan your next experience at the gardens. You may also visit the Gardens and Collections section to find more information about what each feature of the gardens offers.

Uncc Botanical Gardens

These botanical garden are beautiful and easily accessible. The University provides free parking on the weekends in designated spots on Craver Rd. I came to the gardens on Sunday morning and was amazed by how much is in bloom given the season. The department that manages the gardens seems to do an excellent job maintaining the space and keeping it beautiful year round. There are some nice “extras” in the gardens – a pond, a gazebo, some neat art and statues. I recommend visiting the gardens!

Quite beautiful in the actual gardens. There are multiple trails that you can take. All breathtaking and different from each other! I like to go in the spring and see the animals come out at dusk. This is COMPLETELY FREE! The McMillan Greenhouse is also FREE. Sometimes there are special plants for sale in the greenhouse. Some of the plants are expensive, but you can give your email to learn about discounts. The Greenhouse has a spring plant sale when a lot of the plants are in bloom and they are cheap! You may want to bring a camera, water, good walking shoes and bug spray for the Botanical Gardens and trails. Most of the McMillan Greenhouse is indoors though.

McMillan Greenhouse Hosting six themed collections, eight greenhouse rooms, terraces, surrounding beds, and a courtyard, the McMillan Greenhouse will show you scenes from across the globe and time. The Dinosaur Garden hosts living fossils and offers a view into prehistoric vegetation. The Carnivorous and Bog collection features native plants that prey on insects. Of those carnivorous plants, this collection includes Sarracenia hybrids that were specially bred by Dr. Mellichamp for unique colors, shapes, and patterns. The McMillan Greenhouse also holds collections of Desert Succulents, Economic Plants, Orchids, and Tropical Plants. The Tropical Plants collection includes the Titan Arum (whose size, shape, and smell captures visitors), and many other exotic plants (both large and small). Susie Harwood Garden This outdoor garden is designed to inspire your own gardening. The Susie Harwood Garden showcases a wide variety of plants that grow in the Carolina Piedmont and different approaches to landscaping. This garden hosts winter-blooming plants. This is a beautiful wintertime destination that stays lively all yearlong. Stroll or sit awhile in the Asian Garden at any time of year to find tranquility and inspiration for your own garden. The newest addition to the gardens, The Mellichamp Terrace, features a meadow and is accompanied with woodwork and hardscaping. Visit this meadow in bloom to experience this new addition at its pique. Van Landingham Glen This is the first installment of the UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens, and a true woodland garden. Van Landingham Glen features many beautiful Rhododendrons, which are the only exception to this all Carolina-native plants garden. If you want to walk through a calm, Carolina landscape, visit the Glen. The Van Landingham Glen is also a respite from the busy university life that few campuses offer. This is the final resting place of the UNC Charlotte visionary and community leader, Bonnie E. Cone. Her resting place is a peaceful area to sit and appreciate her contributions to this university during its early, formative years, or to simply enjoy a beautiful day on the campus she helped build. Titan Arum Bizarre, huge, confusing, and maybe even smelly; these are the common impressions guests have of our Titan Arum plants. The Titan Arum lives in the Tropical Plants collection of the McMillan Greenhouse, but it is a plant that captures attention all for itself. If you’ve heard of a strange, stinky plant that only blooms every 7-10 years–this is it! We proudly home not just one Titan Arum, but two: Bella and Odie. Bella bloomed in 2007 and 2010; Odie bloomed more recently in July of 2015. Though their bloom a sight and smell to behold, they are spectacular plants to witness between bloomings as well. During this time, they resemble a tree, but its “trunk” is one giant leaf with smaller leaflets that look like their own leaves.

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