“Building a Botanical Garden”
Delivered by Frank L. Robinson
President Emeritus of
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
A serene and sustainable public landscape garden in Charlottesville’s McIntire Park where everyone can experience nature’s wonder, beauty, and healthful benefits.
NEWS & EVENTS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, Aug. 10, 2018 Charlottesville, Va. – McIntire Botanical Garden announces a third community input session on the design process of the region’s future botanical garden. Designers from both Mikyoung Kim Design and Waterstreet Studios will...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Charlottesville, VA – The Board of the McIntire Botanical Garden is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Ian Robertson Legacy: Lectureship at Morven Farm, in Albemarle County on September 29th. The lectureship, “Building a Botanical Garden,” will...
Charlottesville, VA – The McIntire Botanical Garden Board of Directors is pleased to announce its selection of Mikyoung Kim Design and Waterstreet Studios as the landscape architecture team to design the botanical garden in Charlottesville. The Garden will be located...
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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