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McIntire Park proposals
As of 2011 there are two groups, McIntire Botanical Garden and Charlottesville Botanical Garden, each with separate proposals for the creation of a new botanic garden in the east end of McIntire Park, precipitated by the construction of McIntire Road Extended through the park. The Coalition to Preserve McIntire Park believes the gardens should be created on the site of the Rock Hill Gardens.
According Lily Fox-Bruguiere, a graduate student at the University of Virginia, Thomas Jefferson originally planned a botanical garden at UVa and got as far as appointing someone to oversee the plans before he died.
According to Sallie Brown, in the 1930s, there was a bird and wildflower garden in McIntire Park, built as a Work Progress Administration project.
- ↑ Web. Virginia Garden Websites, GardenSites.com, Minneapolis, MN, 2009, retrieved May 8 2011.
- ↑ Web. Clean Up Effort Continues at Charlottesville's Rock Hill Gardens, Liz Palka, newsplex.com, Gray Media, May 30, 2010
- ↑ Web. Charlottesville-Right Now: Lily Fox-Bruguiere, Charlottesville Podcasting Network, Charlottesville Tomorrow, 24 June 2009, retrieved May 8 2011.
- ↑ Web. Idea blooms for McIntire botanical garden, Rosen, Seth, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, 22 June 2008, retrieved 22 June 2009.