The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul.
— Alfred Austin
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
This is clearly an unsettling time. Our routines have been shattered and our ability to connect with each other severely curtailed. The importance of community has never been more pronounced. Our deepest hope is that you have the support of friends and family -- even if virtually. We may find some solace that this period of increasing isolation is taking place as spring dawns, and the comfort of the natural world is apparent.
We had planned several walks and opportunities to come together in the Garden during the early spring. We will hold out hope that our small group gatherings -- abiding by all necessary precautions -- may still take place, but we will provide updates on our Facebook page.
In the meantime, please take care and stay safe. We will see you all in the Garden soon.
Staff and Board of Directors
McIntire Botanical Garden