Historic Garden Week
Event At A Glance
Make Monticello a part your visit when more than 250 of Virginia’s most beautiful gardens, homes, and historic landmarks celebrate Historic Garden Week in Virginia, described as “America’s Largest Open House.” And don't miss Historic Garden Week's Southern Historic Albemarle Tour! Learn more now! >>
Monticello’s annual observance of Historic Garden Week in Virginia will include:
- Monday, April 28, 10 am: Restoring Monticello’s Kitchen Road - Gardiner Hallock, Monticello’s architectural historian, will outline the current transformational project called Reuniting Monticello’s Mountaintop Landscape, which will reestablish the link between the ornamental landscape surrounding the house and its connection to the functioning plantation. A tour of the site follows Hallock’s lecture. 2 PM, Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center, FREE, registration required.
- Monday, April 28, 6-8 pm, Thomas Woltz • A Conversation in the Garden - Join us for an elegant garden party with celebrated landscape architect and author Thomas Woltz on the West Lawn of Monticello. Drawing on his work from Monticello, Woltz will speak about how modern design methods can improve ecology and reveal cultural and historic landscapes. Woltz was educated at the University of Virginia in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, fine art, and architectural history. He was recently profiled in Elle Decor and Garden Design magazines. Enjoy informal tours of Monticello and the gardens, fine Virginia wine, and hors d’oeuvres. 6-8 pm, $65 per person (includes a $30 charitable gift).
- Tuesday, April 29, 10 am: Thomas Jefferson’s Fruit and Vegetable Gardens at Monticello - Join Gabriele Rausse, Director of Gardens and Grounds, for a lecture on Jefferson’s exceptional vegeteable garden and fruitery, including present-day efforts to restore and preserve Jefferson’s horticultural legacy, followed by a walking tour of Monticello's gardens. 10 am, Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center, FREE, registration required.
- Tuesday, April 29, 2 pm: Historic Plants at Monticello - Peggy Cornett explores the plants that define our horticultural heritage. A tour of the Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants’ garden and nursery at Tufton Farm follows the lecture, where plants will be available for sale. Bring your Historic Garden Week and receive 10% off all purchases. 2 PM, Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center, FREE, registration required.
Receive a 10% discount on all purchases with a Historic Garden Week ticket stub.