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Saturdays In The Garden

A series of garden lectures, natural history walks, and horticultural workshops.
Saturday, April 4, 2015 - 9:30am to 11:30am
Skill at grafting is the true mark of gardening expertise, but it’s also easy to learn and fun to do. Gabriele Rausse will lead this two-hour workshop designed for the novice propagator. Bring only your thin-bladed pocket knife and a pair of hand pruners. Leave with your own grafted apple tree...
Saturday, April 4, 2015 - 9:30am to 11:30am
Discover the spring-flowering trees and shrubs of Virginia in the Saunders-Monticello Trail Arboretum with trail ranger Jerry Therrien. The Arboretum contains around 200 hundred different varieties of native plants of Albemarle County. Learn different aspects of the native varieties as spring comes...
Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
This three-hour, five-mile hike through the woodlands of Monticello to the Rivanna River is a perennial favorite of hikers and native plant enthusiasts alike. Enjoy the botanical treasures of early spring: trout lilies, Virginia blue bells, spring beauties, and more. Be prepared for a strenuous...
Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
To celebrate National Volunteer Week, come join the staff of the Saunders-Monticello Trail to beautify the park you have come to love. We will clear rustic trails, clean up landscape beds in the Arboretum, and complete a variety of other projects. We recommend that you wear work clothes and bring...
Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
This three-hour, five-mile hike through the woodlands of Monticello to the Rivanna River is a perennial favorite of hikers and native plant enthusiasts alike. Enjoy the botanical treasures of early spring: trout lilies, Virginia blue bells, spring beauties, and more. Be prepared for a strenuous...
Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 9:00am to Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 6:00pm
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...
Monday, April 20, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Gardiner Hallock, Monticello’s architectural historian, will outline the current transformational project called Reuniting Monticello’s Mountaintop Landscape, which reestablishes the link between the ornamental landscape surrounding the houseand its connection to the functioning plantation. A tour...
Monday, April 20, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
In celebration of Garden Week in Virginia, join us for a conversation with Stephen Orr, Executive Editor, Condé Nast Traveler and author of The New American Herbal , a historically minded but modern approach to using herbs. Orr, a celebrated writer, editor and photographer who worked at Martha...
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Join Gabriele Rausse, Director of Gardens and Grounds, for a lecture in the Woodland Pavilion on Jefferson’s exceptional vegetable garden and fruitery, including present-day efforts to restore and preserve Jefferson’s horticultural legacy, followed by a walking tour of the Monticello gardens. 10 am...
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Focusing on Jefferson’s flower gardens at Monticello, Curator of Plants Peggy Cornett explores the flora that defines our horticultural heritage. Following the lecture you can drive on your own to the Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants’ garden and nursery at Tufton Farm, where plants will...

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