Plan and Map

Conceptual illustration of entrance to McIntire Botanical Garden
Courtesy of Mahan Rykiel

McIntire Botanical Garden and the City of Charlottesville are partnering on what will be Central Virginia’s premiere Botanical Garden and a showcase for the natural landscape and flora of the Piedmont region. The Garden will be a serene and sustainable public landscape garden where everyone can experience nature’s wonder, beauty, and healthful benefits. It will feature native and site-adapted trees, shrubs, and perennial flowers, and include trails and water elements. Displays, symposia, workshops, and classes for adults and children, and research, will promote knowledge and conservation of plants and nature. See vision and mission statements.

The Garden will be located in the eastern section of Charlottesville’s McIntire Park on 8.5 acres at the intersection of Melbourne Road and the John W. Warner Parkway. A detailed architectural landscape design for the Garden’s acreage will be procured in the future by the McIntire Botanical Garden Board.

The conceptual map (Schematic Park Plan) for the eastern half of McIntire Park was adopted by Charlottesville’s City Council in March 2015. This conceptual map shows various park elements including the McIntire Botanical Garden in the northern section.