NEWS & EVENTS
Charlottesville, VA – The McIntire Botanical Garden is pleased to announce that it has met a $25,000 challenge donation from Great Eastern Management Company, a 45-year-old firm headquartered in Charlottesville that, together with its related entities and individuals, has long been interested in supporting civic and nonprofit organizations in the Charlottesville-Albemarle area.
NBC 29 – A nonprofit organization is helping out members of the McIntire Botanical Garden Board to make sure the garden space looks attractive when it opens. The Piedmont Master Gardener’s Association awarded the board with $5,000 Thursday afternoon. The gift was presented at the future garden site at McIntire Park.
The Board of McIntire Botanical Garden (MBG) and the Friends of Ian Robertson (FIR) announce their new partnership to endow an educational lecture series in Robertson’s name and to build a structural element in the future Botanical Garden to honor his contributions to horticulture, landscape design and education. The lecture series will be a fundraiser for the design and construction of the Garden on 8.5 acres in Charlottesville’s McIntire Park and will help with operating costs after the Garden opens. The MBG Board and FIR formalized their partnership in March by signing a Memorandum of Understanding.
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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