A Message from McIntire Botanical Garden

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…
 

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.

 

SUPPORT THE FUTURE OF MBG

McIntire Botanical Garden’s unique ‘garden-as-nest’ design has been recognized nationally with the American Society of Landscape Architects’ 2020 Honor Award. It’s being heralded as “a place of resiliency, discovery, inclusion and healing.”

START OFF 2020 WITH DIRTY HANDS

Join us in the Garden for a volunteer work day

NEWS & EVENTS

A Message From MBG

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...

Cancelled: Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day with MBG

Cancelled: Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day with MBG

CANCELED April 22 is the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, and we are partnering with our friends at Panorama Pay Dirt to get our hands dirty in celebration! Join us in the Garden from 10-6pm for free Panorama Pay Dirt available by the bucket. (No truck loads)....

Start off 2020 with Dirty Hands

Start off 2020 with Dirty Hands

Care to get your hands dirty? Join us in the Garden! Led by a team from Bartlett Tree Experts, MBG is hosting a January volunteer workday to remove invasive plants and improve walking trails. This early winter work will enable us to host even more events and programs...

​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.

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