Tomorrow At Monticello

  • 40° Patchy Fog
  • Wed 40° / 21°
  • Thu 43° / 31°
  • Fri 42° / 21°
  • Sat 40° / 25°

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Today’s Hours

Gates are open from 10 am to 5 pm.

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Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants Open House

Celebrate Jefferson's botanical legacy with a visit to Monticello’s nursery. Explore an inspiring display of historic plants in our preservation gardens, then find your favorites and more for sale in our nursery. Enjoy guided garden tours and ask our knowledgeable staff your gardening questions.

Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants Open House

Celebrate Jefferson's botanical legacy with a visit to Monticello’s nursery. Explore an inspiring display of historic plants in our preservation gardens, then find your favorites and more for sale in our nursery. Enjoy guided garden tours and ask our knowledgeable staff your gardening questions.

Monticello’s Winter Woodlands

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Join Jerry Therrien on a two-hour hike through Monticello’s rich forests, and help identify trees and shrubs by observing their habitat, structure, form, texture, and buds. Also discover how to recognize herbaceous plants and winter weeds by their stems, seeds, pods, and environment. Please wear sturdy shoes and be prepared for muddy slopes and uneven terrain.

Jefferson's Table: Recipes from the Monticello Kitchen

Join Monticello garden curator Eleanor Gould for a hands-on cooking class featuring period recipes from the Monticello Kitchen. Dishes will be prepared using seasonal produce harvested from the garden. Finish the morning with a demonstration and tasting of one of Jefferson’s favorite desserts: vanilla ice cream in puff pastry, or profiteroles.

Jefferson's Table: Recipes from the Monticello Kitchen

Join Monticello garden curator Eleanor Gould for a hands-on cooking class featuring period recipes from the Monticello Kitchen. Dishes will be prepared using seasonal produce harvested from the garden. Finish the morning with a demonstration and tasting of one of Jefferson’s favorite desserts: vanilla ice cream in puff pastry, or profiteroles.

Orchard Pruning

Few horticultural practices are as misunderstood as pruning, particularly for fruit trees. Join Gabriele Rausse and Monticello fruit gardener Oliver Asberger in the Monticello South Orchard for this two-hour workshop and learn the proper pruning techniques for apples, peaches, pears and cherries.

Orchard Pruning

Few horticultural practices are as misunderstood as pruning, particularly for fruit trees. Join Gabriele Rausse and Monticello fruit gardener Oliver Asberger in the Monticello South Orchard for this two-hour workshop and learn the proper pruning techniques for apples, peaches, pears and cherries.

Plant Label Calligraphy

Learn the techniques for pen and ink script from Monticello’s talented vegetable gardener Pat Brodowski, who creates the beautiful plant labels for the Monticello gardens. Have fun decorating your own set of labels.

Plant Label Calligraphy

Learn the techniques for pen and ink script from Monticello’s talented vegetable gardener Pat Brodowski, who creates the beautiful plant labels for the Monticello gardens. Have fun decorating your own set of labels.

Jefferson's Table: Italian Night

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Join instructors from Charlottesville’s Speak! Language Center as they  prepare homemade tagliatelle and share their knowledge of Italian food and culture. Jefferson’s 1787 journey to Italy and his purchase of an authentic Italian “macaroni” machine inspire this gathering.