COMMUNITY INPUT

Design of the McIntire Botanical Garden in Charlottesville’s McIntire Park East entered Phase I of a three-phase design process. For Phase I, the MBG Board and Landscape Architecture team gathered input from community members like you. This was a vital component of the design process.

We continue to value your Input! If you have not already filled out our Survey please do so here.

From the various workshops, conversations and surveys, it became clear that the McIntire Botanic Garden should have its own unique design identity and integrate memorable and iconic landscape experiences.

During site visits and community engagement workshops and along with the McIntire Botanical Garden Board, community members, artists, civic leaders and academics, the design team developed a list of important guiding principals to the project.

GUIDING PRINCIPLES FOR DESIGN BASED ON COMMUNITY INPUT

  1. ICONIC DESIGN Create a place that draws people to the McIntire Botanic Garden
  2. EDUCATION Emphasize indoor and outdoor learning about the natural world
  3. FLEXIBILITY Design to accommodate programming
  4. HIGHLIGHT CHARLOTTESVILLE Celebrate the unique landscape history, and vibrant and diverse community in Charlottesville

Community Input

  • 4 workshop sessions with the MBG Board and subcommittee members
  • 3 well attended public engagement meetings
  • 1 detailed web survey

PUBLIC SHARES THOUGHTS ON MCINTIRE BOTANICAL GARDEN

Photo credit: Rick Seaman

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BY MIKYOUNG KIM DESIGN & WATER STREET STUDIO

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) “It was a full house at the Jefferson School’s African American Heritage Center for the final McIntire Botanical Garden input session. Members of the community came out on Tuesday, August 21, to look at the first renderings of the project and share their thoughts with board members and the design team.” read more