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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
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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Mix of colorful gardens and a green forestry

The Asian Gardens are lovely. The other gardens could use some color and more labeling. Also, if they are watering the plants, expect to get wet, the sprinklers do not avoid the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 7, 2017
Alex H
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Hagerstown, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by on a nice day in March. Not what we expected having been to other Botanical Gardens like Atlanta. Basically a path in a gully, Zen like and pretty with a asian garden feel. Good place to start a date. Greenhouses were closed. It was free you just had to get a parking permit from the college transportation... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When the gardens are in bloom it is an otherworldly experience to walk through the soft quiet paths. You can stop and sit in serene settings and enjoy the naturalistic, peaceful ambiance. The Asian garden is the newest feature, but I prefer the older parts of the garden with the stone bridge.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

The Asian Gardens are lovely. The other gardens could use some color and more labeling. Also, if they are watering the plants, expect to get wet, the sprinklers do not avoid the walkways

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

I have been to this wonderful botanical garden twice now. The second time around I got to walk the trails which were very nice. But my fave part about this is the green house. I raise tropical pitcher plants and members of the gourd family so I love seeing what other gardens have. They grow many American Pitcher plants as... More 

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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

No informtion on where to park, or how to obtain tickets. Impossible for disabled person, Unwelcoming,

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Thank Anne H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 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 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 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.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 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 

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Bowie, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 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 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 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 

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