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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...
The development of the Monticello Trail—the creation of Kemper Park, the Saunders-Monticello Trail system, and Saunders Bridge—is an intriguing story full of drama, creative design, and clever construction. Join Peter Hatch for a two-hour hike that will focus on the evolution of the project.
“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. Don’...
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...
Learn the basics of bird identification and explore a variety of habitats in this rigorous, three-hour walk during the spring migratory season. Peggy Cornett and Jerry Therrien will lead this trek from Tufton Farm to the Rivanna River. We recommend waterproof shoes, long pants, and binoculars. Note...
Join Debbie Donley, Monticello’s flower gardener and a professional artist, for this painting workshop in the flower gardens of Monticello. She will demonstrate both simple line-drawing and basic watercolor techniques. Participants will be encouraged to examine and portray the botanical details of...
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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