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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. Also offered on February 23 .
Learn the techniques for pen and ink script from Monticello’s talented vegetable gardener Pat Brodowski, who creates the beautiful plant labels for the Monticello gardens. Have fun decorating your own set of labels.
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 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. Monticello's Curator of Gardens Eleanor Gould will lead this two-hour walk through the Monticello landscape to discover Jefferson’s arboreal world in his own words. The tour will include many unusual ornamental specimens and native monarchs of the Monticello groves.
Gardiner Hallock, Monticello’s architectural historian, will outline the current transformational project called Reuniting Monticello’s Mountaintop Landscape, which reestablishes the link between the ornamental landscape surrounding the houseand its connection to the functioning plantation. A tour...
Cancelled! This exploration of the Saunders-Monticello Trail Fruit and Nut Room will answer your questions about which berries, nuts, and other fruits are edible. Learn about their histories and ways to prepare some of the many native varieties in Albemarle County. Trail Ranger Jerry Therrien and...
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 Brian Hartsock at Monticello’s Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants ’ propagation facility for this workshop full of practical gardening advice for your late-season garden. Participants will plant seeds from Monticello’s gardens to take home.

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