Today At Monticello

  • 44° Partly Sunny
  • Mon 38° / 35°
  • Tue 47° / 45°
  • Wed 63° / 39°
  • Chr 52° / 34°

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Gates are open from 10 am to 5 pm.

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Botanical Painting & Sketching With Lara Call Gastinger

This exclusive one-day painting workshop features watercolor instruction by Lara Call Gastinger, a renowned botanical artist and illustrator of the flora of Virginia. Enjoy painting early spring buds and flowers by learning color mixing, layering and detailed brushwork. All artistic levels are welcome at attend this six-hour session!

Botanical Painting & Sketching With Lara Call Gastinger

This exclusive one-day painting workshop features watercolor instruction by Lara Call Gastinger, a renowned botanical artist and illustrator of the flora of Virginia. Enjoy painting early spring buds and flowers by learning color mixing, layering and detailed brushwork. All artistic levels are welcome at attend this six-hour session!

Spring Wildflower Landscaping

Learn how to bring nature to your home garden with native plant gardener Julie Roller on this two-hour tour of the Virginia native plantings around the LEED Gold-certified Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center landscape, where many of the wildflowers in the Monticello forest can be seen in a garden setting. This leisurely walk is accessible to all.

Spring Wildflower Landscaping

Learn how to bring nature to your home garden with native plant gardener Julie Roller on this two-hour tour of the Virginia native plantings around the LEED Gold-certified Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center landscape, where many of the wildflowers in the Monticello forest can be seen in a garden setting. This leisurely walk is accessible to all.

Thomas Jefferson's Pet Trees

Monticello's Curator of Gardens Eleanor Gould will lead this two-hour walk through the Monticello landscape to discover Jefferson’s arboreal world in his own words. The tour will include many unusual ornamental specimens and native monarchs of the Monticello groves.

Thomas Jefferson's Pet Trees

Monticello's Curator of Gardens Eleanor Gould will lead this two-hour walk through the Monticello landscape to discover Jefferson’s arboreal world in his own words. The tour will include many unusual ornamental specimens and native monarchs of the Monticello groves.

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.