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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...
Culinary, medicinal, and fragrant herbs have been important in everyday life for thousands of years, and the first European settlers to North America brought seeds and cuttings with them to the New World. Join CHP’s nursery manager Dennis Whetzel to study first-hand the many herbs used in American...
Join us for this informal ramble along one of the park’s many rustic woodland paths to learn about the natural history of the area and enjoy the season’s natural beauty.
“Preserving Jefferson’s Gardens and Landscapes” This one-week course will use the gardens and landscapes of Monticello and the University of Virginia as an outdoor classroom for the study of historic landscape preservation. Lectures, workshops, field trips, and practical working experiences will...
Join Devin Floyd, president of the Blue Ridge Discovery Center, for an inquiry into the habitat variety and diversity at the Secluded Farm tract of the Monticello Trail. Devin will guide you on an exploration of the factors that influence habitat variation upon the farm’s rich woodlands and fields...
Celebrate Historic Garden Week with a visit to Monticello’s nursery, set within inspiring display gardens of historic plants in their full spring glory, and find your favorites and more for sale in our nursery. Enjoy guided garden tours and ask our knowledgeable staff your gardening questions. Join...
Join Ellie Thomas for this in-depth tour of the Monticello Vegetable Garden, where she will present an overview of beginning gardening techniques, including identification of pests and beneficial insects, use of cover crops, and various bed preparation methods such as double digging. $15
Propagating ornamental flowers from seeds, cuttings, or divisions is one of the most gratifying of the horticultural arts. Brian Hartsock will lead this two-hour workshop at the propagating facilities at Tufton Farm . Brian will discuss the principles of seed sowing—timing, stratification, and soil...
Monticello Flower Gardener Debbie Donley will demonstrate simple line-drawing and basic watercolor techniques in Monticello’s gardens. Enjoy this opportunity to portray the botanical beauty of the spring garden. All materials are provided, or bring your own. Also offered on September 6 .
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...

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