To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.

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.”

Please make a gift today and join your neighbors in building Central Virginia’s premier public botanical garden — a community resource that will benefit our region for generations to come.

Help McIntire Botanical Garden cultivate Central Virginia’s premiere botanical garden – a public space that will reflect the unique character of the Piedmont region and provide serenity, enjoyment, and educational opportunities to all visitors and residents in the Charlottesville and surrounding communities.

McIntire Botanical Garden is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and your gifts are tax-deductible.

MBG is a participating non-profit partner of the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation.

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MBG Gift Acceptance Policy

Your privacy is very important to us.   Any information you provide to McIntire Botanical Garden is for our use and is not shared or sold.  MBG and our data company, Blackbaud, take security seriously, and we do not electronically maintain any banking or credit card information.  Please feel free to contact Ann Alleva Taylor, Director of Development, with any questions at

Visit Our Conceptual Garden Plans

See art and science masterfully intersecting in McIntire Botanical Garden’s conceptual design plan. Read more…

Your thoughtful gift will help make this Garden a reality.

Ways to Give


Checks made payable to McIntire Botanical Garden can be mailed to:
P.O. Box 6224
Charlottesville, VA 22906
(434) 953-0060

Chelone glabra (White Turtlehead) | Credit: Betty Truax | Jefferson Chapter, VNPS


To make a gift of stock or to discuss other giving opportunities, contact Carol Carter, President of the McIntire Botanical Garden Board by email at

Thank you. Your support will help bring this beautiful Garden to our community for everyone of all ages to enjoy.