CHP Open House - Thomas Jefferson, Gardener
Thomas Jefferson’s successes (and failures) as a passionate gardener will be highlighted in talks and tours during the Center’s June Open House, new for 2013. Learn about the themes that defined Jefferson’s interest in horticulture in a talk by Jefferson garden expert Peter Hatch. Peter will also be on-hand to sign copies of his exceptional book on the Monticello Vegetable Garden, “A Rich Spot of Earth” Thomas Jefferson’s Revolutionary Garden at Monticello. Jack Gary, Director of Archaeology and Landscapes at Poplar Forest, will discuss exciting new landscape restoration efforts currently taking place at Jefferson’s private retreat in Lynchburg, Virginia. Guided garden tours, informal workshops, and family-friendly garden activities will also be offered. A wide selection of heritage and native plants will be for sale in our nursery, many of them grown by Thomas Jefferson.