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McIntire Botanical Garden is Hosting Visioning Walks to Display Schematic Design Features
On Saturday, May 11th, McIntire Botanical Garden will be leading several Visioning Walks. 
 
The Visioning Walks, guided by members of the MBG Board, will take visitors through the garden site while describing features from the garden's schematic design. 
 
These walks will provide people an opportunity to visualize where future garden features will be located and check out the progress that was made on our successful January workday.
When: Saturday, May 11th from 1:00 - 2:30 PM, every half hour
Where: MBG Garden Site (Corner of John
W. Warner Pkwy and Melbourne Rd)
Parking: Along Melbourne Rd and overflow in Charlottesville High School lot
Who: Anyone - this event is free and open to the public!
 
The Visioning Walks will begin at 1:00 PM and continue on the half hour until 3:00 PM. Light refreshments will be served, no sign-up is required, and MBG recommends wearing comfortable walking shoes. For more information, visit our Facebook event page.
 
Join us for a look into the future of McIntire Botanical Garden!
 
McIntire Botanical Garden is the Tacos on Tuesday Featured Charity for June
 
McIntire Botanical Garden is taking part in "Charlottesville's tastiest fundraiser" - Tacos on Tuesday. This pop-up event, held at the SariSand Tile Showroom and Rockpile Construction Headquarters, helps raise money for local charities. Join us for delicious food, interesting people, and an opportunity to support the local community.
Tacos on Tuesday
Tuesday, June 11th from 5:00 - 8:00 PM
SariSand Tile and Construction
1226 Harris Street, Charlottesville, VA 22903
 
The event is free to the public, however a donation to the local, featured charity is suggested.
 
Come and support McIntire Botanical Garden in creating a resource that will benefit generations to come. 
 
For more information about the event, please visit the Facebook event page here. 
 
MBG Teaming Up with the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation
McIntire Botanical Garden is pleased to announce that it now has endowment funds with the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation
 
The establishment of these funds creates additional giving options for our donors.
 
McIntire Botanical Garden is very grateful to the generous donors who have created these funds that will assist in generating the income needed to build the Garden. 
 
Thank you!
 
Spring and Summer Butterfly Walks - Save the Date!
McIntire Botanical Garden is continuing everyone's favorite summer event - butterfly walks!
 
Master Naturalist and Tree Steward, Nancy Weiss, will guide visitors of all ages around the garden site in search of local butterfly specimens. Visitors will enjoy learning about the great variety of butterflies that live in Central Virginia.
 
All walks will be held from 10:00 - 11:30 AM on the following dates:
  • June 1st, 2019
  • July 14th, 2019
  • August 26th, 2019
The Butterfly Walks are a great opportunity to enjoy the garden site's rolling hills, forests, and fields while observing the beauty of the butterfly in their natural habitat. Each walk is limited to 20 participants; to sign up please email info@mcintirebotanicalgarden.org and for further event information visit our website.
 
Have you heard our good news?
 
We are grateful that a generous donor is willing to match all gifts up to $25,000 made by June 30. This is an opportunity to increase any gift you make today to McIntire Botanical Garden by 100%!
 
Plants Grow People!
MBG has a powerful role to play as a partner in sustainable community development. Our research shows that Charlottesville is ready to embrace such a positive, life-affirming enterprise, but MBG needs your help to make it possible.
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  • Socially - The Garden will be a dynamic community hub where residents and families can enjoy recreational and educational benefits.
  • Physically and Mentally - Health outcomes are improved for city-dwellers of all ages who have regular access to natural green spaces.
  • Environmentally - The Garden will help curb pollution, reduce ambient temperatures, and strengthen the local ecosystem
  • Economically - As the only admission-free botanical garden within a 74-mile radius, the Garden will encourage area tourism and commerce.
  • Regionally - A memorable destination designed by nationally renowned landscape architects strengthens Central Virginia's position as a culturally rich, environmentally conscious community.
Please consider making a gift today to McIntire Botanical Garden and join your neighbors in establishing this compelling new community resource that will benefit our region for generations to come!
 

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McIntire Botanical Garden
P.O. Box 6224
Charlottesville, VA 22906