The Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants, established at Monticello in 1986, collects, preserves, and distributes historic and native plant varieties and strives to promote greater appreciation for the origins and evolution of garden plants. We are Monticello’s unique nursery located in a beautiful garden setting at Jefferson’s Tufton Farm.

Shop Our Seeds and Plants

Bring historic seeds and plants from the Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants to your garden and landscape. We have a wide selection of unique seeds and plants that you can purchase online or on-site at Monticello.

Visit Us

We host four annual Open House Plant Sales here at the Center for Historic Plants. We invite guests to shop our plants directly from the nursery and enjoy 2 walking tours of our gardens with our Curator of Plants, Peggy Cornett.

Alternatively, you can schedule a private group tour to explore our preservation display gardens and shop our wide selection of historic and native plants directly from our nursery.

Plant Collections

Three notable plant collections are located within the greater display gardens of historic and native plants at the Center: the LĂ©onie Bell Rose Garden; the Historic Rose Border; and the Bearded Iris Collection.

Stay in Touch

Keep up with all things garden and farm-related at CHP and Monticello via e-newsletters, our events pages, and Facebook, or contact us directly with any inquiries.

Tune into "A Rich Spot of Earth," Monticello's Garden Podcast

Join our gardeners each month for a lively and informative conversation about plants, gardening, and the natural world.