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Flower gardener Debbie Donley will provide the tools and inspiration for budding artists and their favorite grown-ups to discover their inner talents amid the Monticello flower gardens. All materials are provided for this family-friendly, morning-long workshop.
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...
Join Monticello garden curator Eleanor Gould for a hands-on cooking class featuring period recipes from the Monticello Kitchen. Dishes will be prepared using seasonal produce harvested from the garden. Finish the morning with a demonstration and tasting of one of Jefferson’s favorite desserts:...
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.
Visitors to Monticello’s Kitchen Garden are unfailingly curious about how to prepare many of the odd and rare vegetables found there. Gabriele Rausse is a chef revered by his colleagues and friends for his ability to simply transform ordinary and unusual garden produce into delicious meals. During...
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...
Trees perhaps occupied first place in Thomas Jefferson’s hierarchy of favorite garden plants. Join Monticello's Director of Gardens and Ground Emeritus Peter Hatch for this two-hour walking tour explores the natural history of Monticello’s exotic and native trees. Learn to identify about fifty...

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