News From the Garden

Volunteers Continue to ID Plants on Botanical Garden of the Piedmont Site

Volunteers Continue to ID Plants on Botanical Garden of the Piedmont Site

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.”

the Garden Announces New Board Members, Officers

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.