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The Vegetable Garden

The Site of The Vegetable Garden The 1,000-foot long garden terrace served as both a source of food and an experimental laboratory.  

Overview of the Saunders-Monticello Trail

The Thomas Jefferson Parkway was developed by the Thomas Jefferson Foundation to create a scenic entrance along Route 53 to Monticello. The Parkway also serves as a recreational and educational resource for visitors and as a pedestrian and cycling link between Monticello and the local community. Along the Parkway, four miles of utility lines were buried, guardrails were removed when possible, and the road shoulders were landscaped. 

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]

In Bloom at Monticello

Check out how previous years looked using the form below.  And don't forget to visit the Outdoor and Garden section of The Shop at Monticello.