The gardens at Monticello were a botanic showpiece, a source of food, and an experimental laboratory of ornamental and useful plants from around the world. Learn more about Monticello’s gardens on our guided Gardens & Grounds Tours, included with all ticket purchases.

Flower Gardens

Monticello was a botanic laboratory of ornamental and useful plants from around the world.

Vegetable Garden

Jefferson grew 330 vegetable varieties in Monticello's 1,000-foot-long garden terrace.

Fruit Gardens

170 fruit varieties of apples, peaches, grapes, and more grew in Monticello's orchards.

In Bloom at Monticello

See what's going on in Monticello's gardens and learn about some the fascinating -- and sometimes exotic -- plants Jefferson grew.

Come See the Gardens in Person

Monticello's gardens were a botanic showpiece, a source of food, and an experimental laboratory of ornamental and useful plants from around the world.