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Spring Wildflower Walk

This three-hour, five-mile hike through the woodlands of Monticello to the Rivanna River is a perennial favorite of hikers and native plant enthusiasts alike. Enjoy the botanical treasures of early spring: trout lilies, Virginia blue bells, spring beauties, and more. Be prepared for a strenuous trek, muddy slopes and uphill climbs, and an intimate view of the wild Monticello, particularly the lovely plant communities along the river. Wear sturdy shoes!

Spring Wildflower Walk

This three-hour, five-mile hike through the woodlands of Monticello to the Rivanna River is a perennial favorite of hikers and native plant enthusiasts alike. Enjoy the botanical treasures of early spring: trout lilies, Virginia blue bells, spring beauties, and more. Be prepared for a strenuous trek, muddy slopes and uphill climbs, and an intimate view of the wild Monticello, particularly the lovely plant communities along the river. Wear sturdy shoes!

Upcoming Events for "'A Rich Spot of Earth,' Thomas Jefferson's Revolutionary Garden at Monticello"

A Rich Spot of Earth: Thomas Jefferson’s Revolutionary Garden at Monticello," is a gorgeous volume telling the history of Jefferson's unique vegetable garden at Monticello and uncovers his lasting influence

Revolving Bookstand: The Best in Gardening Books

In celebration of Historic Garden Week and the beautiful plants that populate Monticello during the spring months, Brian Hartsock, Operating Manager for the Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants at Monticello, shares some of his favorite gardening books for this month’s Revolving Bookstand.

 

Uriah Phillips Levy

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Uriah Phillips Levy

Uriah Phillips Levy (1792-1862))[1], U.S. naval officer and third owner of Monticello after Thomas Jefferson's death, is one of the great characters in American Jewish history.

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Varnish

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Varnish

Thomas Jefferson obtained a varnish recipe from Gilbert Stuart, but we do not have any documentation that he actually used the varnish on his furniture. The recipe can be seen in Jefferson's own hand on the Library of Congress website. A transcription is below.

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Historic Gardens

Flower Gardens

Monticello was a botanic laboratory of ornamental and useful plants from around the world.

Venetian Porches

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Venetian Porches

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