Sharing The World of Plants With People

Fall Plant Sale Time!  October 17-18, 9 am – 3pm.

UNCC cone entryWe invite you to come explore the botanical world at our public garden, located on the campus of UNC Charlotte. It is our mission to promote the knowledge and appreciation of plants for educational, environmental, and aesthetic purposes. So whether you are looking for a relaxing stroll through a beautiful setting, are studying plants and want to learn more, or are new to the area and wonder about the variety of plants our climate can support, our gardens and staff are here as a resource.  Explore this website to learn more about what we offer and we hope to see you at the garden soon!

Announcing – Mellichamp Native Terrace

We are excited to bring to life a new garden that blends our southeastern native flora, sustainable practices, and smart home landscape design together in a 1/5 acre showplace. The design for the “Mellichamp Native Terrace” artfully combines common home landscape features – wooden and stone terraces, low stone walls, gravel paths and a dry / storm water-fed streambed. The garden will showcase a variety of native plants filling common landscape needs such as for groundcovers, specimen plants, flower borders, privacy hedges, and foundation plantings. It will also feature a rain garden, native lawn and lawn substitutes and a mini-meadow planting. Our vision for this garden is to both inspire and inform visitors about the beauty, horticultural utility, and sustainability of the southeastern flora.

The initial concept is being developed into a coherent and integrated garden design by Edward Davis, Landscape Architect.  The project is currently under construction and, funding permitted, will be substantially complete by the end of 2014. Funding for this project includes grants from the Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust, the North Carolina Native Plant Society, private donors, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. We are currently seeking additional funds to complete the project.

For more detail click this link to visit: Mellichamp Native Terrace Garden

2013-10-07 Native TerraceView of Native Terrace Deck

ABOVE ARE A COUPLE OF IMAGES OF THE SITE UNDER CONSTRUCTION

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ABOVE IS THE LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT’S CONCEPT SKETCH FOR THE FUTURE GARDEN


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