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This three-hour, five-mile hike through the woodlands of Monticello to the Rivanna River is a perennial favorite of hikers and native plant enthusiasts alike. Enjoy the botanical treasures of early spring: trout lilies, Virginia blue bells, spring beauties, and more. Be prepared for a strenuous...
“The flowers come forth like the belles of the day…” wrote Thomas Jefferson in May 1811, when his precious flowering bulbs had their “reign of beauty and splendor.” Today many of the same varieties enjoyed by the Jefferson household—from hyacinths and tulips to iris, amaryllis, and tuberose—...

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