Orchid Sale

Why give roses when you can give a beautiful live orchid? Just in time for Valentine’s Day, our annual Orchid Sale will run from February 9-14, 2019, during normal Greenhouse operating hours. Orchids will range from $10-25. All proceeds support the operation of the Gardens and Greenhouse, where admission is always free! Visit gardens.uncc.edu for more...
Together we build a better Ucity

Together we build a better Ucity

University City benefits when we all pull together toward a common goal.   Back2School Fair is a community success! Hundreds of children received backpacks, school supplies and health physicals on July 28 as the Camino Community Center hosted its 14th annual Back2School Fair. Thanks to the many University City businesses and individuals who donated supplies. The center, located near the Ucity Blvd Transit Station, provides a health clinic, fitness programs, thrift store and other services. Learn more about the center and ways you can help, too.   Botanical Gardens need your green thumb UNC Charlotte’s Botanical Gardens need volunteers to help in the extensive outdoor gardens and greenhouse and to work with visitors as weekend hosts. This is a great way to share your time with others who enjoy gardening, says director Jeff Gillman. Volunteers also spread the joy of nature and nurture to the broader community. To learn more about volunteering, email Jeff at jgillman@uncc.edu. To learn more about the gardens and upcoming programs, visit gardens.uncc.edu.   Help shape our transit-oriented future on Aug. 14 Charlotte is improving its guidelines for development near our light-rail stations. These changes could have a profound impact on University City’s North Tryon Street development over the next decade. Learn about the proposed changes and how you can help shape them at an informational meeting at 6 pm Aug. 14. The meeting location, Powerhouse Studio at 1507 Camden Road, is near the East-West light rail station. Learn more at charlotteudo.org or contact Alan Goodwin at...

2017 Fall Plant Sale

Fall is a great time to plant and plan for spring blooms! Find an outstanding selection of hardy shrubs, trees, perennials, wildflowers and more at the UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens fall plant sale.
Botanical gardens offer orchid sale, winter tour

Botanical gardens offer orchid sale, winter tour

UNC Charlotte’s Botanical Gardens are a delight even in late winter, thanks to the McMillan Greenhouse and the extensive outdoor gardens featuring native Carolinas plants. McMillan Greenhouse will host an orchid sale and chance to talk with orchid experts on Feb. 11-14. Come back on Feb. 26 to stroll the Susie Harwood Garden and learn how to create your own Southern winter garden. Here are the details. Orchid sale at the Botanical Gardens Why settle for predictable roses when you can give exotic, elegant and long-lasting orchids to your loved one? Come to the McMillan Greenhouse Feb. 11-14 to enjoy the fragrant and beautiful display of orchids, ask questions of their experts and then choose from a select variety of healthy blooming orchids well-suited for the home. Orchid Sale hours are 9 am-3 pm Feb 11, 13, 14 and 1-4 pm Feb 12. Admission is free. Parking is available beside the McMillan Greenhouse and in the visitor parking area of the East Deck, on Mary Alexander Road at Van Landingham Road. For more event details, call the gardens at 704-687-0721. Botanical Gardens Winter Guided Tour on Feb. 26 Take an informative Sunday afternoon stroll through the Susie Harwood Garden and learn how you can transform your own yard with the treasures of a Southern winter garden: bright berries, bark textures, evergreen structures and magically fragrant flowers. Groups of about 10 people and their tour guides will head off into the garden at both 1 and 2 pm. Each guide will walk a certain path direction, so there will plenty of room for everyone. Tours will start at the McMillan Greenhouse, 9090...

Symphony in the Gardens at the UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens

Come to the Botanical Gardens gazebo on May 6 for a free outdoor performance of a five-piece brass ensemble made up of members of the Charlotte Symphony. Bring a lunch, take a stroll in the gardens, or just relax while listening to a live performance of a five-piece brass ensemble.  This is a free event dedicated to the memory of Bonnie E. Cone, considered the founder of UNC Charlotte.  For more information, email...