DAILY PROGRESS – The McIntire Botanical Garden and the city of Charlottesville have signed a memorandum of agreement that spells out their responsibilities for the future botanical garden. The garden will be on 8.5 acres near the intersection of Melbourne Road and the John W. Warner Parkway.
News & Events
Charlottesville, VA – The McIntire Botanical Garden (MBG) and the City of Charlottesville have signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that stipulates their respective responsibilities for the design, development and maintenance of the future botanical garden. The garden, included in the City’s Master Plan for McIntire Park East, will be located on 8.5 acres of parkland nearest the intersection of Melbourne Road and the John W. Warner Parkway.
CHARLOTTESVILLE TOMORROW – Charlottesville’s City Council has approved a new design for the eastern side of McIntire Park, a 75-acre space that will include a botanical garden, skate park and enhanced access for pedestrian and bike traffic. “This design is the outcome of many months of community input, public open houses and a presentation to council this past December,” said Brian Daly, the city’s parks and recreation director.
CHARLOTTESVILLE TOMORROW – As Charlottesville plans a new look for the eastern half of McIntire Park, a nonprofit organization is working with the city to make their collective dream of a botanical garden a near-term reality. “It is hoped that by 2016 a lot of the trails inside the park will have been built to take visitors into the botanical garden area for the very first time,” said Helen Flamini, president of the McIntire Botanical Garden.