Have you ever thought to visit the UNCC Botanical Gardens?
Located on the campus of UNC Charlotte, the UNCC Botanical Gardens is a public garden that’s mission is “…to promote the knowledge and appreciation of plants for educational, environmental, and aesthetic purposes.”
The Green House
The McMillan Greenhouse consists of eight glasshouse rooms, containing unusual and exotic plants from around the world to demonstrate the diversity of the planet’s flora and to show the wild relatives from which many of our cultivated plants have come. The Greenhouse holds fascinations year-round.
The Pitcher Plants and Venus Flytraps are at their prime in summer. Primitive plants are on display year round in the Dinosaur’s Garden and don’t miss the fascinating forms of desert succulents, the spice and fruit plants of the tropics, and the epiphyte tree in the rainforest room.
There are more than 2,700 species of bromeliads. One of the most well-known bromeliads is the pineapple! Some bromeliads have the ability to absorb nutrients and moisture from the atmosphere and they are sometimes called “air plants.”
The Outdoor Gardens consists of walking trails taking you through two different gardens with benches to relax, ponds, and waterfalls. Take a stroll or take a seat and enjoy the beauty of the gardens.
Susie Harwood Garden
The Susie Harwood Garden boasts a diverse landscape of ornamental plants, meandering paths, a pond with waterfalls, an Asian Garden, and naturalistic rock-work throughout. Spring in the Susie Harwood Garden is colorful and inspiring. Wildflowers, azaleas, and flowering shrubs and trees display all their beauty.
The Susie Harwood Garden in summer is full of bird and insect activity among the flowers. The waterfall pond, daylilies, hydrangeas and butterfly terrace are especially nice.
Van Landingham Glen
Van Landingham Glen is a woodland garden showcasing native plants of the Carolinas, as well as being one of the most diverse rhododendron gardens in the Southeast. The Glen contains over 1,000 native species of trees, shrubs, wildflowers, and ferns from all regions of the Carolinas.
UNCC Botanical Gardens and Greenhouse
The outdoor gardens are OPEN:
7 days a week, daylight hours
The Greenhouse is OPEN
Mon – Sat: 10 am – 3 pm
Sun: 1-4 pm
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28223-0001
General Information: 704 687-0720