UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens
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The UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens is a purposeful collection of plants grown for more than just their beauty. Holding curated collections of plants for inventory, education, conservation, and research, they are dedicated to sharing the world of plants with people.
This is the most beautiful botanical garden I've ever seen. The greenhouses were full of plants I've never seen or heard of. Each greenhouse was different climate and had different kinds of plants. Made me literally want a greenhouse of my own. The garden itself smelled of roses and was huge. So many walkways through it so even if it were crowded I think it would be easy to find serenity. A definite must see if you like plants. I would love to see it again. Not to mention it's donation based so it's affordable to all!
Lovely place to spend the half of the day there. And a nice place for photo shooting. There is a lake, bridges, some Japanese monuments and wonderful trees, flowers and bushes. There you can find a storage for books. You can take one, choose a bench and enjoy reading. I really love this place. And one of advantages it's a free place, you don't need to pay. Just be sure you'll come to visit when university is working.
This is a great place for a nature walk and seeing flowering plants. Only wish they had more parking. Now they do have tons of handicap parking. Almost the entire lot is handicap. Only a few spots for non-handicap. This parking lot is not just for the botanical gardens. UNCC buildings are very close by and the bus comes near there too for people to get around campus. On the weekend I was able to park down the road and walk up the hill back to the greenhouse. I have not gone inside the greenhouse yet. I go on the weekends and it is closed when i go. But looks great through the windows. There are great flowering plants on the outside (even during winter) and then you can walk across the street to the nature walk area.
Was great to walk around this garden finally. Heads up if you go parking is on campus in a parking garage called East wing. It costed me around 11 dollars for a few hours. Admission to the gardens is free. It was nice but not as big as I had hoped, I am more impressed with Duke gardens back home.
Such a beautiful and well-maintained garden. Relaxing to walk through and had picnic tables (but be careful, there are also tall sprinklers above some of them). Be sure to stop in the Asian garden as well.