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Saturday, April 1, 2017

Meets at The Shop at Monticello, David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
9:00 am to 12:00 pm

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. Offered on April 1, 6, 8 and 20.

Special Event
Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants
Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat May 27 2017 .
10:00 am to 2:00 pm

The Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants is open every Saturday this spring! Explore inspiring display gardens of historic and native plants in their full spring glory, then find your favorites and more for sale in the nursery. 

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Meets at The Shop at Monticello, David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
9:00 am to 12:00 pm

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. Offered on April 1, 6, 8 and 20.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Meets at The Shop at Monticello, David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
9:00 am to 12:00 pm

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. Offered on April 1, 6, 8 and 20.

Special Event
Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants
10:00 am to 2:00 pm

The Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants is open every Saturday this spring! Explore inspiring display gardens of historic and native plants in their full spring glory, then find your favorites and more for sale in the nursery. 

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Special Event
Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants
10:00 am to 2:00 pm

The Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants is open every Saturday this spring! Explore inspiring display gardens of historic and native plants in their full spring glory, then find your favorites and more for sale in the nursery. 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Meets at the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
9:00 am to 12:00 pm

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. Offered on April 1, 6, 8 and 20.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Meets at the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
8:30 am to 10:30 am

Explore Monticello’s landscape with Eleanor Gould, curator of gardens, and learn about exposure, composition, creative apps and storytelling. 

Special Event
Monticello
9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Make Monticello a part of your visit when more than 250 of Virginia’s most beautiful gardens, homes, and historic landmarks celebrate Historic Garden Week in Virginia.

Special Event
Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants
10:00 am to 2:00 pm

The Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants is open every Saturday this spring! Explore inspiring display gardens of historic and native plants in their full spring glory, then find your favorites and more for sale in the nursery. 

Monday, April 24, 2017

Special Event
Monticello
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Join us to hear author Julia Reed, the consummate hostess and go-to food and lifestyle expert, share her secrets on Southern entertaining. 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Meets at the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Join Monticello flower gardener Debbie Donley for an in-depth insider's tour of Jefferson's flower gardens. 

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Special Event
Tufton Farm
10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Celebrate Jefferson's botanical legacy with a visit to Monticello’s nursery. Explore an inspiring display of historic plants in our preservation gardens, then find your favorites and more for sale in our nursery.

Special Event
Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants
10:00 am to 2:00 pm

The Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants is open every Saturday this spring! Explore inspiring display gardens of historic and native plants in their full spring glory, then find your favorites and more for sale in the nursery. 

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Special Event
Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants
10:00 am to 2:00 pm

The Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants is open every Saturday this spring! Explore inspiring display gardens of historic and native plants in their full spring glory, then find your favorites and more for sale in the nursery. 

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Meets at the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
9:30 am to 11:30 am

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.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Create beautiful sachets using leaves and other natural materials gathered at Monticello in this hands-on workshop.

Special Event
Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants
10:00 am to 2:00 pm

The Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants is open every Saturday this spring! Explore inspiring display gardens of historic and native plants in their full spring glory, then find your favorites and more for sale in the nursery. 

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Special Event
Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants
10:00 am to 2:00 pm

The Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants is open every Saturday this spring! Explore inspiring display gardens of historic and native plants in their full spring glory, then find your favorites and more for sale in the nursery. 

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Meets at the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
9:30 am to 11:00 am

Monticello Flower Gardener, Debbie Donley, will reveal the sequential planting schemes to maintain a continuous floral display throughout the year.

Meets at the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

This evening trek is an exclusive thank you for friends of the Trail at Monticello.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Special Event
Tufton Farm
10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Savor the sights and scents of antique roses in peak bloom while tasting local wines.

Special Event
Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants
10:00 am to 2:00 pm

The Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants is open every Saturday this spring! Explore inspiring display gardens of historic and native plants in their full spring glory, then find your favorites and more for sale in the nursery. 

Thursday, June 1, 2017

David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
9:30 am to 3:30 pm

This exclusive one-day painting workshop features watercolor instruction by Lara Call Gastinger, a renowned botanical artist and illustrator of the flora of Virginia.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
9:30 am to 11:30 am

Join Monticello's Eleanor Gould for a fun, hands-on, family-friendly cooking class. Young cooks and their favorite grownups will begin by harvesting fruits and vegetables from the Monticello gardens.

Meets at the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
9:30 am to 11:30 am

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. 

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Special Event
Monticello
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

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.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
9:30 am to 11:30 am

Join Gabriele Rausse, the “Father of the Virginia wine industry,” for this fun two-hour session on wine production. Learn how to make your own—from harvest through fermentation to bottling—in this participatory workshop.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Meets at the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
9:00 am to 12:30 pm

For artists who enjoy painting outdoors—the Monticello landscape is yours for a morning.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Woodland Pavilion, David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center at Monticello
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Archaeologists-in-training will dig in a mock outdoor excavation.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Meets at the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
9:30 am to 11:30 am

Join Monticello's Eleanor Gould for a fun, hands-on, family-friendly cooking class. Young cooks and their favorite grownups will begin by harvesting fruits and vegetables from the Monticello gardens.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Meets at the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
9:30 am to 11:30 am

Enjoy the harvests of summer, which Thomas Jefferson referred to as "precious refreshment."

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Meets at the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
9:30 am to 11:30 am

Enjoy the harvests of summer, which Thomas Jefferson referred to as "precious refreshment."

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Special Event
Monticello
9:00 am to 6:00 pm

An annual celebration of gardening, sustainable agriculture, and local food.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Meets at the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
9:30 am to 11:30 am

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 water color techniques.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Meets at the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
9:15 am to 11:30 am

Discover great late-season gardening ideas from Jefferson's kitchen garden during the Q&A walk with Monticello vegetable gardener Pat Brodowski.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Meets at the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Explore Monticello’s landscape in evening light and learn about exposure, composition, creative apps and storytelling.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Meets at the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
6:00 am to 8:00 am

An early morning trek with light breakfast for Friends of the Trail at Monticello beginning at the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center and ending atop Montalto.

Meets at the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
9:30 am to 11:30 am

Taste, savor, and rate a variety of apples.

Special Event
Meets at Tufton Farm
10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Celebrate Jefferson's botanical legacy with a visit to Monticello’s nursery.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Outside the Woodland Pavilion at David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
10:00 am to 2:30 pm

This 30-minute interactive exhibit will introduce children to archaeology, and how we know what we know about the lives of the enslaved and free people living and working at Monticello.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Meets at the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

This exclusive one-day painting workshop features watercolor instruction by Lara Call Gastinger, a renowned botanical artist and illustrator of the flora of Virginia.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Meets at the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Taste, savor, and rate a variety of apples.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Join wine-maker and master chef Gabriele Rausse in reviewing the basic principles of vinegar-making, and then learn how to use it in preparing vegetables and meat and in concocting delicious aromatized dressings.

Friday, November 24, 2017

David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
2:00 pm to 4:30 pm

These ever-popular workshops produce a gratifying and tangible end-product: a beautiful holiday wreath.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Special Event
David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

These ever-popular workshops produce a gratifying and tangible end-product: a beautiful holiday wreath.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Special Event
David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
10:00 am to 1:00 pm

These ever-popular workshops produce a gratifying and tangible end-product: a beautiful holiday wreath.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Special Event
David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
10:00 am to 1:00 pm

These ever-popular workshops produce a gratifying and tangible end-product: a beautiful holiday wreath.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Special Event
David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
10:00 am to 1:00 pm

These ever-popular workshops produce a gratifying and tangible end-product: a beautiful holiday wreath.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Special Event
David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

These ever-popular workshops produce a gratifying and tangible end-product: a beautiful holiday wreath.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Special Event
David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
2:30 pm to 5:30 pm

These ever-popular workshops produce a gratifying and tangible end-product: a beautiful holiday wreath.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Special Event
David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
9:30 am to 12:30 pm

These ever-popular workshops produce a gratifying and tangible end-product: a beautiful holiday wreath.

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