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UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens

Address: 9090 Craver Road, McMillan Greenhouse, Charlotte, NC 28223-0001
Phone Number: 704 687-2364
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Ranked #60 of 192 things to do in Charlotte
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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High Point
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404 reviews 404 reviews
159 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

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
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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103 reviews 103 reviews
28 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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284 reviews 284 reviews
98 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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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Durham, North Carolina
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117 reviews 117 reviews
26 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

*But first, please note that the physical address of the gardens (and parking) is not the main university address that is currently shown on trip advisor, but 9090 Craven Road, Charlotte, which will take you directly to the greenhouse/garden area within the UNC-Charlotte campus. The greenhouses are small and appear to be mostly of a "working" nature rather than a... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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153 reviews 153 reviews
85 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

Just a wooded area on UNCC campus. Not well marked. Difficult to find parking near the gardens. You would likely have to park at one of the parking deck and fumble your way to the garden if you can find an entrance. Don't know what really classified this place as a tourist attraction. There's similar place that's better within less... More 

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Carrollton, Georgia, United States
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

After enjoying a walk through a very diverse greenhouse we enjoyed all of the trails and hikes attached to the botanical gardens. At first we did not know where to go, but after finding the entrance we had a great time exploring, reading, and taking pictures of God's creation. Next time, we will need to remember bug spray to keep... More 

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Hilliard, Ohio
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51 reviews 51 reviews
38 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

There are a lot of paths in the gardens, unfortunately, they are not well marked. The plants are also not as well marked as they could be - other than the rhododendrons, which were well marked and spectacular. If you are in the area, this is worth a visit but if you have to go out of your way to... More 

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