COMING TO CENTRAL VIRGINIA

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

2019 VIRGINIA WILDFLOWER OF THE YEAR: Ceanothus americanus (New Jersey Tea) | Credit: Betty Truax Jefferson Chapter, VNPS

COMING TO CENTRAL VIRGINIA

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. 

 

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McINTIRE BOTANICAL GARDEN

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

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NEWS & EVENTS

Volunteer Work Day: April 20th

Join us for a morning in the garden to celebrate Earth Day! MBG is hosting a volunteer workday April 20th to do the glamorous work of picking up trash and spreading mulch in our new trails through the site. We will also enhance the planting site near the MBG sign with...

Keswick Garden Club Luncheon Fundraiser to Benefit MBG

TUESDAY, APRIL 9TH 10:00AM - GLENMORE COUNTRY CLUB - KESWICK    ~ SPEAKERS ~  DR. JOSEPHINE ("Jody") JOHNSON | PhD Toxicology, Founder and owner of Maryland based Cullaborate LLC; Renowned for the pollinator studies she conducts around the country, her current...

Frank Robinson is Joining the McIntire Botanical Garden Team

McIntire Botanical Garden is pleased to announce that Frank Robinson, President Emeritus of Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden (LGBG), has agreed to serve as consultant to the Garden’s Board of Directors. Robinson, who joined LGBG in 1992, oversaw the...

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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