*** A surprise southern snowstorm is blanketing the Charlotte area with an inch of sloppy, slushy snow, so I’m looking back at this old post of my visit to the UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens. I hoping it will already be melted by the time this posts tomorrow!***
Before I moved to Charlotte, I visited three months beforehand to do some house hunting and go on some job interviews. In between driving around with a real estate agent and prepping interview questions, I tried to do a little sightseeing, dispite the on and off rain. I still wanted the trip to be fun! One of the places I chose was the UNC Botanical Garden. I knew it was at a college and didn’t expect much, I just wanted to go somewhere I hadn’t been before during the trip.
I was in for a huge surprise. Although housed in a small greenhouse and outside garden area, it was packed with unusual and exotic plants. Inside the eight greenhouse rooms were 6 different plant collections, including a fascinating array of carnivorous plants. I may have spent over an hour carefully examining each one.
I never owned many plants before my visit, but now I own quite a few, including a new Venus flytrap that I am patiently trying to grow.
****Update, I killed almost all of those plants. I guess I’m better off visiting professionally tended ones!