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.
NEWS & EVENTS
The name McIntire Botanical Garden was chosen nearly a decade ago, reflecting the Garden’s location in McIntire Park. Since that time, many in our community have voiced their concerns that the name has the potential to cause some visitors to feel less welcome. This is...
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...
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)....
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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