SUPPORT THE FUTURE OF MBG

McIntire Botanical Garden has been designed to provide a place of resiliency, discovery , inclusion and healing.

OUR MISSION

The mission of MBG is to invite all community members and visitors to engage in nature, to educate and inspire through the beauty and importance of plants, to advance sustainability, and to promote human and environmental well-being.

The Garden is open!

A message from the Board and Staff
 

McIntire Botanical Garden Receives National Design Award

Announcement made during second Community Night also highlights recent donor gifts of $500K

 

JOIN US IN THE GARDEN

Tours, fundraisers and events to keep you apprised of MBG’s progress

Lonicera sempervirens (Coral Honeysuckle) | Credit: Betty Truax Jefferson Chapter, VNPS

CELEBRATING VIRGINIA'S FLORA

A serene and sustainable public landscape garden in Charlottesville’s McIntire Park where everyone can experience nature’s wonder, beauty, and healthful benefits. Click here to see a few exciting elements of our conceptual design plan.

 

GARDEN VOLUNTEERS

GUARDIAN WORKDAYS – Volunteer workdays will start again in March!

Sign up below to participate in workdays or other activities including marketing, development, administrative and other functions to help us GROW the Garden.

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.

A Message from MBG

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

This is clearly an unsettling time. Our routines have been shattered and our ability to connect with each other severely curtailed. The importance of community has never been more pronounced. Our deepest hope is that you have the support of friends and family — even if virtually.

Please find some solace in exploring the outdoors. The Garden is open to you every day. You will see some exciting changes in the garden as we add areas to sit, relax and enjoy fresh air. You can find the garden site, accessing it from Melbourne Road near the intersection to the John Warner Parkway (across the street from the Charlottesville High School stadium). There is parking available on Melbourne Road.

Please take care and stay safe. We will see you all in the Garden soon.

Staff and Board of Directors
McIntire Botanical Garden

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

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