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A serene and sustainable public landscape garden in Charlottesville’s McIntire Park where everyone can experience nature’s wonder, beauty, and healthful benefits.

Passiflora incarnata (Purple Passionflower) | Credit: Betty Truax, Jefferson Chapter, VNPS

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Scutellaria lateriflora (Skullcap) | Credit: Betty Truax, Jefferson Chapter, VNPS

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Butterfly Walks at McIntire Botanical Garden

Wednesday, June 6, 2018  |  Sunday, July 15, 2018  |  Monday, August 20, 2018 All walks begin at 10:00 a.m. and last until 11:30 a.m. Limit 20 participants Join Master Naturalist and Tree Steward Nancy Weiss to learn about the great variety of butterflies we have here...

MBG Board Issues Request for Proposals for Garden Design

Charlottesville, VA – The Board of McIntire Botanical Garden has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for qualified firms to submit plans and bids for the design of the botanical garden in Charlottesville’s McIntire Park. The botanical garden is included in the park’s...

McIntire Botanical Garden will be Central Virginia’s premiere botanical garden and a showcase for the natural landscape of the Piedmont region.

WHY THE GARDEN MATTERS

The McIntire Botanical Garden will offer important educational opportunities to visitors of all ages through interpretive labeling, seasonal classes, symposia, and workshops held in the Garden. Regional residents and students will be encouraged to conduct research on-site.

The McIntire Botanical Garden will increase tourism to the region, create a beautiful venue for public events, and offer opportunities for physical activity. A growing body of research attests to the mental and physiological benefits of engaging with nature. The Garden will be an inspiring and beautiful green space where visitors can experience the restorative properties of nature amid the flora and natural environment of the Piedmont region.

Moreover, the Garden will have a significant positive impact on local ecosystems, by supporting pollinators, stabilizing soil, preserving water resources, and fostering the ecological character of the Virginia Piedmont.

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