Saturday Oct 18 2014

CHP Open House - Meadow Gardens and Fall Fruits

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Meets at Tufton Farm (map)
Saturday, October 18, 2014, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Reservations: Not required

Learn to pair heirloom bulbs with native flowers and grasses in a meadow garden, large or small, with local gardening teacher, consultant, and writer Cathy Clary during her presentation "Spring and Fall in Virginia: Combining Bulbs and Meadows." In celebration of fall, Culinary Historian Leni Sorensen will cook a delicious traditional apple dish over an open fire using heirloom fruit and 19th century utensils. Fall is the perfect time for planting and the Monticello nursery will have a wide range of trees, shrubs, and perennials for sale; overstock items will be discounted. Guided garden tours will take place, while knowledgeable nursery staff will be on hand to answer your gardening questions. FREE, no registration required; Tufton Farm, 9 am-3 pm.

Cathy Clary is a local garden consultant who lives in Albemarle County. She began her horticultural career as a gardener on the Roundabout and in the vegetable garden at Monticello before going on to run a landscape crew at Albemarle Farms and Morven. She teaches home landscape classes at UVA's School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS) and writes for C-ville Abode and Virginia Gardening magazines. Her website is

Leni Sorensen teaches culinary history and cookery. She worked for over thirty years as a university lecturer, museum consultant, hands-on presenter and researcher with a focus on African American slavery, American agriculture, and women’s work in colonial and post-colonial America. Recently retired from Monticello she now teaches rural life skills from her home in Western Albemarle County. Contact her via

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