Fall is the perfect time for planting and the Monticello nursery will have a wide range of trees, shrubs, perennials, and bulbs for sale; overstock items will be discounted. Enjoy guided garden tours and ask our knowledgeable nursery staff your gardening questions.  

Learn about the “McIntire Botanical Garden: Past, Present and Future” with Jill Trischman-Marks, the garden’s Executive Director. Building a public botanical garden is not an easy feat, and as a gift from the community to the community, the McIntire Botanical Garden is a very ambitious project. This talk will briefly outline what has already been achieved in the process toward building this garden and will also give insight into the road map ahead.

9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Jefferson’s Tufton Farm · FREE; no registration required. GPS Address: 1293 Tufton Farm, Charlottesville, VA


Jill Trischman-MarksJill Trischman-Marks is the Executive Director and chief cheerleader for McIntire Botanical Garden. A landscape architect by training with more than 30 years of experience in the design and construction of gardens and outdoor spaces, Jill also has almost 20 years of practical business experience as the principal of her own design firm. She has been a resident of Charlottesville since 1989, when she moved here to pursue a graduate degree in landscape architecture and historic preservation at the University of Virginia.