Charlottesville, VA – The Botanical Garden of the Piedmont Board of Directors welcomes new members Cindy Hamady, Katy McCune and Joan Swanberg to three-year terms.

The the Garden Board officers for 2017 are:
President, Dorothy Tompkins
President-Elect, Linda Seaman
Vice President, Anita Showers
Treasurer, Sandy Wilcox
Secretary, Virginia Daugherty
Past-President, Peter McIntosh

Other Board members are Cole Burrell, Blake Caravati, Helen Flamini and Lesley Sewell. Brian Daly, director of Charlottesville’s Parks and Recreation Department, is an ex-officio Board member.

The Botanical Garden of the Piedmont is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization formed in 2008 to create a public, sustainable landscape garden on 8.5 acres in McIntire Park East in partnership with the City of Charlottesville. Included in the City’s Master Plan for the park, the Garden will promote knowledge, enjoyment and conservation of plants and nature through display, education and research. The Garden will feature native and site-adapted trees, shrubs and perennials in designed and natural landscapes that are inviting, educational, inspirational, and which reflect the unique character of the Piedmont region. The anticipated opening date is late 2018.

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