Today At Monticello

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A series of garden lectures, natural history walks, and horticultural workshops.

Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 10:00 - 12:00

Enjoy breathtaking views from Montalto and watch the fall hawk migration with Jerry Therrien. Learn how to identify these lofty raptors by their shapes, flight patterns, and plumage. Prepare for cooler temperatures atop Jefferson’s “high mountain...



Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 18:00 - 19:30

Thomas Jefferson believed in the virtues of agrarian life for establishing America as a free and...



Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 09:30 - 11:30

Thomas Jefferson’s passion for gardening arose from his truly wide-eyed curiosity about natural history and the “tranquil pursuits” of science. Monticello Curator of Plants, Peggy Cornett, will lead this two-hour trek through the forests of...



Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 09:30 - 11:30

Thomas Jefferson’s passion for gardening arose from his truly wide-eyed curiosity about natural history and the “tranquil pursuits” of science. Monticello Curator of Plants, Peggy Cornett, will lead this two-hour trek through the forests of...



Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 09:00 - 15:00

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."...



Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 09:30 - 11:30

This annual event, truly a unique opportunity to explore the essence of the apple, has been among our most popular programs. Supermarkets today provide only a limited sample of the thousands of apple varieties once available to 19th-century fruit...



Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 09:30 - 11:30

Also offered on Saturday, Oct. 25! This exploration of the Saunders-Monticello Trail Fruit and Nut Room will answer your questions about which...



Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 09:30 - 11:30

This two-hour ramble through Monticello's forest during the waning days of the fall foliage display will concentrate on identifying trees by their bark fruit, seeds, buds, and habit. Jerry Therrien and Peggy Cornett will lead this adventure...



Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 09:30 - 11:30

This two-hour ramble through Monticello's forest during the waning days of the fall foliage display will concentrate on identifying trees by their bark fruit, seeds, buds, and habit. Jerry Therrien and Peggy Cornett will lead this adventure...



Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 09:30 - 11:30

Vinegar was an integral ingredient in various Jefferson-family recipes, and there’s more to vinegar, translated literally as “sour wine,” than salad dressing. Most people are unaware of the rich traditions of using vinegar in cooking, as a food...



Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 17:00 - 19:00

Join seasoned birder Jerry Therrien for an evening of listening to the hoots, wails, and shrieks of owls and learning about their habits. This educational walk begins at 5 p.m. and meets at the Trailhead on the...



Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 09:30 - 12:00

Visitors to Monticello’s Kitchen Garden are unfailingly curious about how to prepare many of the odd and rare vegetables found there. Gabriele Rausse is a chef revered by his colleagues and friends for his ability to simply transform ordinary and...



Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 17:00 - 19:00

Join seasoned birder Jerry Therrien for an evening of listening to the hoots, wails, and shrieks of owls and learning about their habits. This educational walk begins at 5 p.m. and meets at the Trailhead on the...



Friday, November 28, 2014 - 13:00 - 16:00

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Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 09:30 - 12:30

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Sunday, November 30, 2014 - 09:30 - 12:30

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Monday, December 1, 2014 - 10:00 - 13:00

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 10:00 - 13:00

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Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 10:00 - 13:00

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Friday, December 5, 2014 - 09:30 - 12:30

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Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 09:30 - 12:30

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Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 10:00 - 13:00

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Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 08:00 - 10:30

Winter is the season to discover the resident birds in a rich variety of habitats. Jerry Therrien and Peggy Cornett will lead this three-hour trek from Tufton Farm to the Rivanna River. We recommend warm, waterproof shoes and binoculars.



Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 08:00 - 10:30

Discover the birds of open fields and mature forests at Secluded Farm with bird expert Jerry Therrien. Learn the basics of bird identification and explore on this three-hour hike. We recommend waterproof shoes, long pants, and binoculars...