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The McMillan Greenhouse will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 28 and Friday November 29. The greenhouse will reopen for typical weekend hours on Saturday November 30. The outdoor gardens will remain open during daylight hours on all days.
Registration for Basic Botany 2014 is still open although the course is filling up fast. Please spread the word around to your acquaintances, gardening neighbors and colleagues, so that they have an opportunity to sign up before it is too late. We will only be able to offer this course once next year. Basic Botany is a core course and the pre-requisite for all other core courses and most electives in the Study in Native Plants Certificate.
This 9-hour course will cover plant kingdoms, structure and function, life stages, populations and eco-types, flowers and plant reproduction. Basic Botany will give the student a working vocabulary and understanding necessary for the remaining courses. In this very engaging course, Dr. Mellichamp will encourage active participation through his lectures and hands-on experiences with plant parts.
Instructor: Dr. Larry Mellichamp
Dates and times: January Fri. 17 (6:30pm-9pm), Sat. 18 (9am-12:30pm), Sun 19 (1pm-4pm). 9 hours total.
To sign up contact: Esther Carrasco
Certificate in Native Plant Studies, UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens
McMillan Greenhouse, 9201 University City Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28223
CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS
For details on these, visit the Fall Course Schedule page
Japanese Maple Pruning, Dec 16-20, email or call 704-687-0721 to register
Children’s Woodland Walk,17 November, 1:30- 3:00 pm
Join Kathy for a story, woodland exploration, and cool craft. For ages 4-8. $2/child. Please email to register.
Free Guided Tour,3 December, 10-11 am
No registration necessary, just meet at the McMillan Greenhouse – rain or shine!
Questions? email or call 704-687-0721
UNC Charlotte Parking Services has instituted the following policies for campus visitation and parking (including the Botanical Gardens) during UNC Charlotte Football home game days, scheduled for these Saturdays: Aug. 31, Sept. 7, Sept. 14, Oct. 5, Oct. 12, Nov. 9.
From 8 am – 3pm on these days, visitors will not be able to park adjacent to the greenhouse, as they can at any other time. On home game Saturdays the only visitor parking available is at East Visitor Deck 1 and parking fees apply ($1/half hour). The East Visitor Deck is near the Van Landingham Glen and is about a 4 minute walk to the greenhouse. This restriction only applies to the six Saturday dates listed above. For additional details on football parking, see the Parking Services page.
Not visiting on football days? See information for gardens visitor parking information .