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This exclusive, one-day workshop features watercolor instruction by renowned botanical artist Lara Call Gastinger, illustrator of the Flora of Virginia . Enjoy painting flowers and pods by learning color mixing, applying layers and detailed brushwork. All artistic levels welcomed! Register by May...
Few horticultural practices are as misunderstood as pruning, particularly for fruit trees. Join Monticello fruit gardener Jessica Bryars in the Monticello South Orchard for this two-hour workshop and learn the proper pruning techniques for apples. Bring pruning shears and gloves.
Join Jerry Therrien for a three-hour hike on the Saunders-Monticello Trail and Secluded Farm to observe the annual bird migration. Learn the basics of bird identification and explore a rich variety of habitats. Wear waterproof shoes and long pants, and bring binoculars. 7 AM, Saunders-Monticello...
Join Jerry Therrien for a three-hour hike on the Saunders- Monticello Trail and Secluded Farm to observe the annual bird migration. Learn the basics of bird identification and explore a rich variety of habitats. Wear waterproof shoes and long pants, and bring binoculars. 7 AM, Saunders-Monticello...
Cancelled. Culinary historian Leni Sorensen will tantalize with stories of the cooks in Jefferson’s kitchen, who canned and preserved food for the Monticello household. Using a historical recipe from Mary Randolph’s The Virginia House-wife (1824) and green tomatoes from the Monticello garden, Leni...
Cancelled. In this two-hour, family-friendly adventure led by Devin Floyd, explorers will hunt for butterflies and bugs in forest and field. Young naturalists and their favorite grown-ups will study, identify, and document species using record-keeping tools such as journaling, photography, and...
Discover the birds of open fields and mature forests at Secluded Farm with bird expert Jerry Therrien. Learn the basics of bird identification and explore on this three-hour hike. We recommend waterproof shoes, long pants, and binoculars recommended.
Thomas Jefferson’s passion for gardening arose from his truly wide-eyed curiosity about natural history and the “tranquil pursuits” of science. Monticello Curator of Plants, Peggy Cornett, will lead this two-hour trek through the forests of Monticello. Participants will examine autumn wildflowers,...
Join Gabriele Rausse, the “father of Virginia wine,” for this fun, two-hour session on wine production. “No nation is drunken when wine is cheap,” said Thomas Jefferson, who apparently failed to make a Monticello-grown vintage despite years of experimental vine plantings. Learn how to make your own...
Until the late 19th century, dyes that colored cloth came primarily from plants. Join Pat Brodowski for this two-hour workshop to learn how to create natural dyes. Bring a t-shirt or wool skein to dye in indigo, goldenrod, and onion or all three for this introduction to making dye colors from...

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