The 1,000-foot long garden terrace served as both a source of food and an experimental laboratory.
Jefferson grew 330 varieties of more than 70 different species of vegetables, precisely recording the details of their growth.
Jefferson employed the latest gardening practices and grew many varieties that have since become unfamiliar.
A list of general facts about the Monticello Vegetable Garden.
The restoration is both a snapshot of the typical garden of the day and an expression of Jefferson's ambitious planting schemes.