University of North Carolina at Charlotte Botanical Gardens

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United States of America - North Carolina - Charlotte

Institution Code: NCUC

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

The Geophyte Garden.  A new collection in-progress.
The Geophyte Garden. A new collection in-progress.

About the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Botanical Gardens

The botanical gardens is composed of a 10 acre site on the UNC Charlotte campus. There is a natural Carolina Piedmont forest and wildflower garden, an Asian Garden, a Winter Garden and a Carolina native plants garden. The Mellichamp Natives Terrace is the newest addition to the Botanical Gardens. Dr. Mellichamp is the Director Emeritus of the Botanical Gardens. He was also a Professor at UNC Charlotte, author of several botanical books, and the developer of Mellichamp Sarracenia Hybrids (pitcher plants). Dr. Mellichamp has the rare distinction of being both a talented Botanist and Horticulturalist. This collection showcases his ability to combine these two talents. Here you will find a meadow that produces gorgeous blooms, and unique hardscaping ideas to inspire your own garden.

Main Address:
University of North Carolina at Charlotte Botanical Gardens
McMillan Greenhouse
9201 University City Boulevard
North Carolina 28223 United States of America

Telephone: (704) 687-0721
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Dr. Jeff Gillman, Director
    Curator's Name: Edward Davis, Horticulture Director of the Gardens
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 5
    Educational Staff Number: 2
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number: 3

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: State: Yes
    Status: Educational: Yes
  • Date founded: 1966
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 2 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 1 Hectares
  • Total Area: 4 Hectares
    Latitude: 35.3028130
    Longitude: -80.7290520
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: No
    Arboretum: No
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: No
    Published Plant Catalogue: No
    Computer Plant Record System: No
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: No
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: No
  • Number of Visitors: 30000
    Number of Volunteers: 30

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:Sarraceniaceae (100 taxa), native Magnolia, native Ilex, Rhododendron (300 taxa).
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Invasive Species Policy: Yes
    ABS Policy: Yes
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: No
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes