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Saturdays In The Garden

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

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...
Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 7:00am to 10:00am
Learn the basics of bird identification and explore a variety of habitats in this rigorous, three-hour walk during the spring migratory season. Peggy Cornett and Jerry Therrien will lead this trek from Tufton Farm to the Rivanna River. We recommend waterproof shoes, long pants, and binoculars. Note...
Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Celebrate Historic Garden Week with a visit to Monticello’s nursery, set within inspiring display gardens of historic plants in their full spring glory, and find your favorites and more for sale in our nursery. Learn how to translate your picture of the perfect garden into the home landscape with...
Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 9:30am to 11:30am
Learn how to bring nature to your home garden with native plant gardener Julie Roller on this two-hour tour of the Virginia native plantings around the LEED Gold-certified Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center landscape, where many of the wildflowers in the Monticello forest can be seen in a garden...
Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 9:30am to 3:30pm
This exclusive one-day painting workshop features watercolor instruction by Lara Call Gastinger, a renowned botanical artist and illustrator of the flora of Virginia. Enjoy painting early spring buds and flowers by learning color mixing, layering and detailed brushwork. All artistic levels are...
Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 9:30am to 11:30am
In eighteenth-century America, herbs were valued for their many uses as flavorings, medicines, dyestuffs, etc. Focusing on the herbs documented by Thomas Jefferson in his garden book and correspondence, Lily Fox-Bruguiere will lead a tour of the useful herbs growing in the gardens at Monticello...

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