We 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!
Ribbon Cutting, May 31st – Mellichamp Native Terrace
Please plan to join us for the opening of the Mellichamp Native Terrace Garden with a ribbon-cutting and self-guided tours from 4 to 6 p.m., Sunday, May 31. Reservations are not needed for this ceremony and tours. Docents and knowledgeable volunteers will be available to answer questions. Attendees may park for free in Parking Lot 5 on Martin Village Road off Van Landingham Road on the east side of the UNC Charlotte campus. You may enter the gardens through the Asian Gardens upper-gate and follow signs to the 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 (we call our bio-swale). The garden levels showcase a variety of native plants and styles filling common landscape needs for groundcovers, specimen plants, flower borders, privacy hedges, and foundation plantings. Also featured are a bio-swale, native lawn and lawn substitutes and a small Carolina 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.
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 including a “buy a brick” campaign to honor Dr. Larry Mellichamp.
For more detail click this link to visit: Mellichamp Native Terrace Garden