Nature puts on a spectacular show this time of year at UNC Charlotte’s Botanical Gardens.
Blooms, buds and lush, green foliage all are elements of the 10-acre landscape.
The 7-acre Van Landingham Glen is a woodland garden that puts a focus on native plants of the Carolinas. It is also has one of the most diverse rhododendron gardens in the Southeast.
The 3-acre Susie Harwood Garden has handsome views, colorful plantings and inspiration for home gardeners.
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Visitors are likely to find interest in the Harwood garden’s hardy ornamental landscape plants. The garden also has meandering paths, a pond with waterfalls, an Asian Garden and naturalistic designs using rocks throughout.
The gardens are open seven days a week during daylight hours.