Tag: botanical gardens

Thousands visit greenhouse to witness blooming of 10-year-old plant

| May 4, 2018 | 0 Comments
Thousands visit greenhouse to witness blooming of 10-year-old plant

Wake up and smell the… Rotney? “Rotney the Magnifiscent,” that is. Thursday at 5 p.m., the Titan Arum Flower reached full bloom for the first time in 10 years. Thousands are expected to visit McMillan Greenhouse to catch a deadly whiff of Rotney, nicknamed the “corpse flower” for its notorious funk. Titan Arums are also […]

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A walk through the Botanical Gardens

| April 23, 2018 | 0 Comments
A walk through the Botanical Gardens

A car swooshes past at 25 mph as a dark green bus slows down to a stop. The doors fly open and students hop on their commute as others exit the back, carrying heavy backpacks with heads down, eyes on their phones. For just a moment, they pop their heads up and look both ways […]

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‘Corpse flower’ blooms in UNC Charlotte’s McMillan Greenhouse

| July 18, 2015 | 0 Comments
‘Corpse flower’ blooms in UNC Charlotte’s McMillan Greenhouse

UNC Charlotte’s second titan arum – also called the “corpse flower” for its powerful rotting flesh odor – bloomed July 17 at McMillan Greenhouse. The event attracted visitors hoping to witness the 5-foot-4-inch plant and smell its notable scent, which can reportedly travel up to half a mile away. Named Odoardo – “Odie,” for short […]

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Garden restoration project goes mainstream

| February 18, 2015 | 4 Comments
Garden restoration project goes mainstream

Photos by Ben Coon Beside Craver Road, across from the UNC Charlotte’s McMillan Greenhouse, are the Botanical Gardens of UNC Charlotte. These gardens offer a variety of services to everyone, whether it’s studying plants, appreciating the view or seeing how native and foreign species can live in a North Carolina climate. The gardens are the […]

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Greenhouse Open House presenting new conservatory and orchid grove

| February 7, 2013 | 0 Comments
Greenhouse Open House presenting new conservatory and orchid grove

Last April, fire broke out at the UNC Charlotte greenhouse. The fire, which took firefighters only a quarter of an hour to control, left no injuries behind. At least no human injuries. One of the eight rooms of the greenhouse was affected by the fire, plants being ripped through by flames. Despite that some plants […]

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