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UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens

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Address: 9090 Craver Road, McMillan Greenhouse, Charlotte, NC 28223-0001
Phone Number: 704 687-2364
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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Outing with the Grandchildren

We decided to visit the botanical garden in Charlotte to see what's in bloom. There are a number of items growing in the greenhouses as well as in the fields. The greenhouse part... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
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Mint Hill, North Carolina
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

If you can, be sure to visit when Dr. Larry Mellichamp is guiding tours. He is fun and makes every plant in the gardens interesting. Check out the children's tours. The collection of carnivorous plants is the best I have ever seen. Here's a link to more information about the ever-engaging Dr. Mellichamp >>>https://clas-pages.uncc.edu/larry-mellichamp/ Convenient parking is hard to find.

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Mint Hill, North Carolina
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25 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We decided to visit the botanical garden in Charlotte to see what's in bloom. There are a number of items growing in the greenhouses as well as in the fields. The greenhouse part can be done in 15 minutes; the rest is quite a bit of walking and climbing, so wear comfortable shoes, not sandals. These are essentially nature trails... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

As a student at UNCC I love being able to walk though the gardens to study or just to get a break from my classes. There are lots of benches you can just set and relax at and enjoy the a nice Carolina afternoon.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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24 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

2 large Green houses that contain orchids and other various tropical plants and desert plants. Across from builds is a large walking trail for flowers. Various sitting areas and planting areas. Limited Parking careful not to get towed. just check with people at the hot house for proper parking.

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180 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This is area you can go to and get away from the city life within the city take a nice walk see a little nature in nice clean area and its cheap (free) and not a lot of people

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

a quiet peaceful place to go and walk, sit, or be with someone special. The wild life is beautiful and well kept

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Beautiful flowers and plants...nice relaxing walk through the garden trails. You can also go in and view the green houses and there are lots of interesting and beautiful plants in there. I would definitely recommend visiting the botanical gardens.

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Ithaca, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

If one is around UNC and need a place to step away from the busy Charlotte life the Botanical Gardens are a quiet small place to visit. When first arriving and seeing signs, my friend and I were confused with the greenhouse and the actual gardens until we noticed a sign across the road. Part of the gardens was down... More 

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Concord, North Carolina
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is a nice free attraction to take the family. The greenhouse is small and only takes 20 minutes. The outdoor gardens are much more impressive.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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109 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

I decided to return for a second visit, once 2-3 years ago...but I have to say I thought this time it looked lackluster, run down, overgrown with trees, ect...not a lot of color, not a lot of life to the place. the place really has potential, but I think it really needs a major face lift and some tlc.

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