Tagged with 'fall'

Landscaping Features

The landscaping of the Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center and Smith Education Center by Michael Vergason Landscape Architects is designed to restore the natural forest that was removed for construction and blend the complex of buildings into the native Monticello woodlands.

Poison Ivy

In his 2006 Twinleaf article, "Garden Weeds in the Age of Jefferson," Peter Hatch mentions that Thomas Jefferson considered poison ivy to be an ornamental plant, possibly because of its dramatic fall color.[1]

Gardens and Grounds Tours

Explore Jefferson's lifelong interest in gardening, botany, and agriculture while enjoying the beauty and variety of Monticello's restored flower and vegetable gardens, grove, and orchards. Monticello interpreters lead these 45-minute walking tours, offering historical background, plant identification, and stories about the gardens along the way.