The all-volunteer Botanical Garden of the Piedmont Board and other volunteers have focused in 2016 on the following to help pave the way for the Garden’s future design, construction and operations.
News From the Garden
Volunteers have been working since early spring to inventory plants on the site of the future Botanical Garden of the Piedmont. The property is located on 8.5 acres in the northeastern section of Charlottesville’s McIntire Park. “This survey of plants will establish a useful benchmark,” explained Peter McIntosh, president of the Botanical Garden of the Piedmont Board. “When the garden is designed, we’ll use the inventory to preserve as many of the existing plants as possible.”
Charlottesville, VA – The Botanical Garden of the Piedmont is sponsoring three butterfly walks this summer on acreage in McIntire Park that will be developed into the botanical garden in the future.
Charlottesville, VA – A BioBlitz or biological survey will take place Saturday, April 16, on acreage in McIntire Park that will become the Botanical Garden of the Piedmont (the Garden) in the future, and volunteers are needed. The the Garden Board, Rivanna Master Naturalists and Charlottesville’s Parks and Recreation Department are coordinating the activity.
Charlottesville, VA – The Botanical Garden of the Piedmont (the Garden) welcomes seven new members to its Board of Directors. The new directors are Ruth Barnett, Blake Caravati, Virginia Daugherty, Linda Seaman, Anita Showers, Dorothy Tompkins and Sandy Wilcox. They were elected to three-year terms. The the Garden Board officers for 2016 are Peter McIntosh, president; Cole Burrell, vice president; Lesley Sewell, treasurer; Karen Lilleleht, secretary; and Helen Flamini, past president. Flamini is also the founder of the the Garden. In addition, Brian Daly, director of Charlottesville’s Parks and Recreation Department, is an ex-officio Board member.