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Saturdays In The Garden

A series of garden lectures, natural history walks, and horticultural workshops.
Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
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.”
Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 9:30am to 11:00am
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.”
Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 9:30am to 11:30am
Learn to create beautiful floral arrangements with horticulturist and floral designer Kathryn Nokes. Using the display gardens of the Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants as her palette, Kathryn will demonstrate techniques to create natural and easy arrangements with a diverse array of...
Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 9:30am to 11:30am
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 Monticello. Participants will examine autumn wildflowers,...
Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 9:30am to 11:30am
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 Monticello. Participants will examine autumn wildflowers,...
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
This evening trek begins at the Visitor Center and ends atop Montalto, Thomas Jefferson’s first land acquisition, which stands 410 feet above Monticello Mountain. Once there, you will enjoy the 8:15 pm sunset and breathtaking views. This event is an exclusive thank you for Friends of the Trail at...
Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 9:30am to 11:30am
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 lovers. Tom Burford (aka 'Professor Apple'), and...
Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Learn to care for Thomas Jefferson’s favored fruits including figs, apples, raspberries, and other unique edibles with local nurseryman Michael McConkey of Edible Landscaping; Michael will present ‘Maintaining Your Edible Landscape’ and will answer your pressing edible plant questions. Join...
Saturday, October 24, 2015 - 9:30am to 11:30am
This exploration of the Saunders-Monticello Trail Fruit and Nut Room will answer your questions about which berries, nuts, and other fruits are edible. Learn about their histories and ways to prepare some of the many native varieties in Albemarle County. Trail Ranger Jerry Therrien and Monticello...
Saturday, November 7, 2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
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 along Jefferson's original woodland passages. Binoculars...

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