Located on the eastern side of the campus of the University of North Carolina, the UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens, which is truly a spectacle to look at, is open to both students and the general people. Originally opened in 1966 as a method to educate biology students, the Botanical Gardens were later opened to the public and relocated to the Van Landingham Glen, McMillan Greenhouse, and the Susie Harwood Garden, each of which specialize in a specific plant life.
Featuring over 1,000 species of exotic succulents, orchids, and carnivores, the UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens are famous for being the home to the famous Titun Arum, which attraction a wide degree of attention when it bloomed back in 2007. Additionally, it houses several native Carolinas’ species.
The Gardens hold exhibits and also provide guided tours on request. And yes, admission to the place is absolutely free!
Address: 9090 Craver Rd, Charlotte, NC
Phone: (704) 687-2364