Monticello is the autobiographical masterpiece of Thomas Jefferson—designed and redesigned and built and rebuilt for more than forty years—and its gardens were a botanic showpiece, a source of food, and an experimental laboratory of ornamental and useful plants from around the world.
Frequently asked questions and reports about the architecture, rooms, and furnishings of the main house and its dependencies.
Get a glimpse of the world Jefferson and his family inhabited by going room-by-room.
Interior and exterior images of Monticello's main house.
The gardens at Monticello were a botanic showpiece, a source of food, and an experimental laboratory of ornamental and useful plants from around the world.more »
- Plants Grown at Monticello
Information about selected plants from the hundreds of varieties Jefferson grew at Monticello.
- Garden Image Gallery
Images of Monticello's three main gardens, flower, fruit and vegetable.
- Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants
Collecting, preserving and distributing Jefferson-related and other historic plant varieties.