MEET OUR DESIGN TEAM

Meet the award winning landscape architects, designers and environmental engineers who are collaborating to bring Charlottesville’s vision to reality. 

 

JOIN US IN THE GARDEN

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

2019 VIRGINIA WILDFLOWER OF THE YEAR: Ceanothus americanus (New Jersey Tea) | 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.

 

SUPPORT THEMcINTIRE BOTANICAL GARDEN

Now is a great time to make a gift supporting MBG. 

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

GET YOUR HANDS DIRTY

We welcome your involvement and assistance in and out of the garden to help move this wonderful project forward.

NEWS & EVENTS

MBG’s Upcoming Butterfly Walks

Upcoming Butterfly Walks: Monday, August 26th 12-1:30pm To register and for questions please email us at info@mcintirebotanicalgarden.org READ BUTTERFLY GUIDE NANCY WEISS' ARTICLE "EXPLORING THE WORLD OF BUTTERFLIES" HERE Join Master Naturalist and Tree Steward Nancy...

Executive Director Search Announced!

The ED will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for the Garden’s development, expansion and programs, while adhering to its mission.

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.

HELP BUILD THE GARDEN

Support Virginia’s botanical and horticultural heritage.

STAY INFORMED WITH MBG NEWS

Receive occasional email updates from McIntire Botanical Garden

VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT

eNewsletter editor Molly Stout is our featured volunteer. Molly came through the volunteer portal on our website in March of 2018 after graduating with a degree in Marketing from Belmont University and she began to volunteer with MBG’s Communications team. In August of 2018, Molly was offered a part time paid position to begin an eNewsletter for our organization.  After publishing several newsletters, Molly has taken a full-time job working for Kentucky Educational Television. We wish her well!

 Volunteering with McIntire Botanical Garden is a wonderful way to transition between high school or college and full-time employment. Consider volunteering with MBG today.

“In my time working at McIntire Botanical Garden, I gained valuable experience in using the database eTapestry, writing copy, formatting and distributing newsletters, and even helping at events. It was great working with people who are so passionate about native plants, landscaping, conservation, wildlife, and continuing lifelong education. I really appreciated my time with the Garden and I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for MBG.”  – Molly Stout