4/21 Update: Earth Day work day was a great success! Thank you to the volunteers who helped beautify the MBG site.


Join us for a morning in the garden to celebrate Earth Day!

MBG is hosting a volunteer workday April 20th to do the glamorous work of picking up trash and spreading mulch in our new trails through the site. We will also enhance the planting site near the MBG sign with some new plants. This spring work is an opportunity to see the benefits of our January workday, to observe the park in another season, and to enjoy a morning with the birds and community partners in the park.

Preregistration is strongly encouraged:

  1. Already a volunteer? Simply Login to your volunteer account, go to the My Schedule tab and select the event.
  2. Not yet a Volunteer?  Please fill out our Volunteer Application. Once you are a registered MBG volunteer, Login to your volunteer account, go to the My Schedule tab and select the event to sign up for this specific volunteer opportunity time slot.

For additional information, please email Carol Carter at rcarter112@aol.com.

When:  April 20th (rain/weather date April 27th)
Time:  9am-12
Where:  McIntire Botanical Garden site (corner of John Warner Parkway and Melbourne Road)
What to bring:  Sturdy boots, work gloves, and dress for the weather. Other tools and trash bags provided.
Parking: Along Melbourne Road and overflow in Charlottesville High School lot
Type of work: Picking up trash, hauling mulch in wheelbarrows, raking mulch, planting
Who: No experience necessary! Anyone under 18 needs to be accompanied by a responsible adult.