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Public Shares Thoughts on McIntire Botanical Garden

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People came out to discuss plans for the McIntire Botanical Garden People came out to discuss plans for the McIntire Botanical Garden
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) -

It was a full house at the Jefferson School’s African American Heritage Center for the final McIntire Botanical Garden input session.

Members of the community came out on Tuesday, August 21, to look at the first renderings of the project and share their thoughts with board members and the design team.

Designers wanted to hold the input session in order to get feedback on what people would want to see in the botanical garden, which is planned for an 8.5 acre piece of land in the eastern section of McIntire Park.

"Sharing with the community where we are right now, but we have actually met with the community a number of times," Mikyoung Kim, a designer, said. “We've done online surveys, we’ve done various kind of engagement exercises to get as much information as we can about what people imagine this place is going to be."

The designer's goal is to showcase Virginia's flora and fauna while giving people the chance to learn more about conservation and native plant species.

If you couldn't make Tuesday night’s meeting, you can still take the online survey here.