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Charlottesville Makes Plans for a Botanical Garden

WVTF RADIO IQ – At this time of year, many homeowners are planning gardens. In Charlottesville more than two dozen people are going big – raising money and dreaming of a botanical garden that will cover more than 8 acres near the downtown mall.

First Planting at McIntire Botanical Garden

DAILY PROGRESS – Volunteers planted a small flower bed with shrubs and perennials donated by supporters to establish the first planting at the site of the future McIntire Botanical Garden on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016. A portion of the garden, located in McIntire Park at the intersection of Melbourne Road and the John W. Warner Parkway, is estimated to be ready to open in late 2018.

First Signs of Plant Life at McIntire Botanical Garden

CBS 19 – Volunteers were busy Wednesday morning planting the first signs of life at the McIntire Botanical Garden.
The reality of the future garden has been in the works for many years, but thanks to the hard work and dedication of the garden’s board, as well as the City of Charlottesville, things will start to look a little more green.