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Monticello's West Lawn

A brief overview of the layout of Monticello's West Lawn with images and a map.


Winding Flower Border

The winding walk on Monticello's West Lawn was systematically bordered by narrow flower beds.


Oval Flower Beds

The oval-shaped beds are major elements of the Monticello flower garden.


Flower Gardens Today

The restored oval beds and roundabout borders are a highlight of any visit.

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Featured Blog Posts
by Chad
A couple of years ago, while I was on my way up to a meeting at Monticello, I was walking by one of my favorite blooming trees, the Mimosa Tree, and saw a woman lying on her back motionless with her...More >>
Just received: The Art and Science of William Bartram , by Judith Magee (published in a gigantic and gorgeous edition by my alma mater, Pennsylvania State University , in association with the Natural...More >>
Cary Fowler, American agriculturalist and the former executive director of the Global Crop Diversity Trust and current senior advisor to the Trust, spoke at the 7th annual Heritage Harvest Festival,...More >>
In 2012, Joel Salatin, author and third generation alternative farmer of Polyface, Inc., was a featured speaker at the annual Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello . He returned the following year...More >>
Steve Bender was a featured speaker during the Heritage Harvest Festival's Grand Preview Dinner on September 6, 2013. As Senior Writer at Southern Living Magazine, he has been writing about gardening...More >>
Maintaining your garden in the summer months can require serious determination and stamina, especially here in Virginia where the high temperatures, humidity, mosquitos, ticks, and chiggers conspire...More >>


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