UNC Charlotte’s Botanical Gardens will hold its annual Spring Plant Sale Friday and Saturday, April 18 - 19, at the McMillan Greenhouse. Hours are 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM each day.
"We all look forward to the energy of the spring sale, seeing members of the gardening community, students, faculty and staff, all getting excited about what they can grow," said Paula Gross, assistant director of the Botanical Gardens. "We love being able to share the world of plants in this tangible way."
The sale, a major fundraising event that supports the operation of the Botanical Gardens, will feature a selection of native plants and exotic botanicals, including wildflowers, shrubs, perennials, tropical plants, succulents and carnivorous plants.
The Charlotte Venture Challenge (CVC) will showcase 39 finalists selected from more than 100 startup competitors located throughout the Southeast and introduce these emerging companies to investors, corporate executives, and the business community, Thursday, May 1.
The 2014 Challenge has the largest number of entries than any other year and is poised to draw the most corporate community engagement to date. The competition winners will be decided by an investor vs. corporate customer showdown. Competition categories include consumer products and services, life sciences and biotechnology, IT & informatics, new energy and high tech, undergraduate student ventures and graduate student ventures teams. Finalists will present their businesses and answer questions from panels of investors and corporate executives and a winner will be chosen by each panel.