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Tobacco Leaf Capital

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Tobacco Leaf Capital

Artist/Maker: Designed by Benjamin Henry Latrobe, executed by Francisco Iardella (1793-1831) [1]

Created: 1816

Origin/Purchase: Washington, D.C.?

Materials: sandstone

Dimensions: 45.7 x 53.3 x 53.3 (18 x 21 x 21 in.)

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Late Summer Arboretum Walk

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Join naturalist Jerry Therrien on a tour of the summer happenings with plants at the Saunders-Monticello Trail Arboretum. The Arboretum contains around 200 different varieties of native plants of Albemarle County. Learn different aspects of the native flora, including the edible varieties that are fruiting as summer wanes.

Tufton Fern Walk

Ferns will be the excuse for this ramble along Henderson Creek in the forests of Tufton Farm. Jerry Therrien will lead this two-hour cross-country walk through a uniquely pristine, relatively undisturbed, and isolated natural woodland, pointing out the native plants as they go. There is no trail on substantial sections of this two-mile hike, so wear appropriate hiking shoes and be prepared for briar scratches, spider webs, and uneven terrain. 

Tufton Fern Walk

Ferns will be the excuse for this ramble along Henderson Creek in the forests of Tufton Farm. Jerry Therrien will lead this two-hour cross-country walk through a uniquely pristine, relatively undisturbed, and isolated natural woodland, pointing out the native plants as they go. There is no trail on substantial sections of this two-mile hike, so wear appropriate hiking shoes and be prepared for briar scratches, spider webs, and uneven terrain. 

Summer Fruit Tasting

Enjoy the harvests of summer, what Thomas Jefferson referred to as “precious refreshment.” Gabriele Rausse and staff will entertain participants with the fruits of summer: early apples, peaches, figs, grapes, nectarines, apple cider, blackberries, pears, and others. Short talks on the history of fruit growing in Virginia will vary the menu in this informal two-hour feast.

Summer Fruit Tasting

Enjoy the harvests of summer, what Thomas Jefferson referred to as “precious refreshment.” Gabriele Rausse and staff will entertain participants with the fruits of summer: early apples, peaches, figs, grapes, nectarines, apple cider, blackberries, pears, and others. Short talks on the history of fruit growing in Virginia will vary the menu in this informal two-hour feast.

Sequential Vegetable Planting, Part III

This final session in the series is for home vegetable gardeners using sequential planting methods. Join Monticello's Brian Hartsock at CHP’s propagation facility for this two-hour, hands-on workshop full of gardening tips and practical advice for your late-season garden. Participants will start seed from the Monticello gardens to take home.

Sequential Vegetable Planting, Part III

This final session in the series is for home vegetable gardeners using sequential planting methods. Join Monticello's Brian Hartsock at CHP’s propagation facility for this two-hour, hands-on workshop full of gardening tips and practical advice for your late-season garden. Participants will start seed from the Monticello gardens to take home.

Edible Landscaping

Join edible landscaping pioneer Rosalind Creasy and Southern Exposure Seed Exchange’s Ira Wallace for a remarkable afternoon at Montalto, Jefferson’s “high mountain.”  Learn more at heritageharvestfestival.com.