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Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants Spring Open House

Free All ages
Tufton Farm
Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Celebrate Historic Garden Week with a visit to Monticello’s nursery, set within inspiring display gardens of historic plants in their full spring glory, and find your favorites and more for sale in our nursery. Learn how to translate your picture of the perfect garden into the home landscape with local gardening teacher, consultant, and writer Cathy Clary during her presentation “Design in the Home Landscape.” Cathy will take you through the ABC's of garden design from the sublime principles shared by all the arts to figuring out what's best for your own back yard. Derek Wheeler, Research Archaeologist at Monticello, will discuss the historical relevance of Tufton Farm during a short walking tour; highlights include a review of the property in Jefferson’s day and recent archaeological discoveries. Enjoy guided garden tours and ask our knowledgeable staff your gardening questions. 10 AM -2 PM, Jefferson’s Tufton Farm · FREE; no registration required. GPS Address: 1293 Tufton Farm, Charlottesville, VA

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Event At A Glance:
At least 2 hours
Indoor & Outdoor


Eleanor Gould's picture
Here's the schedule for the day: 10:00am -10:45am First garden tour-Peggy Cornett, Curator of Plants at Monticello 11:00am - 12:30pm Ira Wallace talk-“How to Grow Thomas Jefferson’s Most Unusual Vegetables” 11:00am - 1:00pm SALT lunch onsite 12:30pm Ira Wallace book signing: Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Southeast 1:00-2:00pm Mark Jones of Sharondale Farms will talk about incorporating edible mushrooms into gardens, landscapes, and small farm designs 2:15pm - 3:00pm Garden with tour-Lily Fox-Bruguiere
Eleanor Gould


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