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Saturday, May 7, 2016

Special Event
Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants
Repeats every week every Saturday until Sun May 29 2016 .
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. Knowledgeable nursery staff will be on hand to answer your gardening questions. GPS address: 1293 Tufton Farm, Charlottesville, VA

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Meets at The Shop at Monticello, 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, May 14, 2016

Saunders-Monticello Trail Pond
Repeats every day 2 times .
6:00 am to 9:00 pm

Kids ages 16 and under will be allowed to fish the Saunders-Monticello Trail Pond.

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. Knowledgeable nursery staff will be on hand to answer your gardening questions. GPS address: 1293 Tufton Farm, Charlottesville, VA

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Saunders-Monticello Trail Pond
6:00 am to 9:00 pm

Kids ages 16 and under will be allowed to fish the Saunders-Monticello Trail Pond.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

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. Knowledgeable nursery staff will be on hand to answer your gardening questions. GPS address: 1293 Tufton Farm, Charlottesville, VA

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Meets at the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
5:30 am to 7:30 am

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

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. Knowledgeable nursery staff will be on hand to answer your gardening questions. GPS address: 1293 Tufton Farm, Charlottesville, VA

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Garden Center, David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
9:30 am to 12:00 pm

Learn the dynamics of seed production and visit the gardens for a hands-on collecting demonstration.

Woodland Pavilion, 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 16, 2016

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 19, 2016

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 9, 2016

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.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Meets at trailhead of the Monticello Trail
9:30 am to 11:30 am

Explore the wild plants and critters of the pond along the Saunders-Monticello Trail in this two-hour family-friendly excursion.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

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 4, 2016

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 6, 2016

Meets at Jefferson’s Tufton Farm
9:30 am to 11:30 am

Join Monticello's Brian Hartsock for practical advice for your late-season garden.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Monticello
9:30 am

Young gardeners will learn how to plant “fruits, roots and leaves” for Thanksgiving dinner.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Meets at Jefferson’s Tufton Farm
9:30 am to 11:30 am

Peggy Cornett will lead this two-hour cross-country walk through a uniquely pristine, relatively undisturbed, and isolated natural woodland, pointing out the native plants as they go.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Special Event
Monticello and Paramount Theater in Charlottesville
9:00 am to 9:00 pm

Get ready for the full Heritage Harvest Festival with a full day of Pre-Festival Premium Workshops and a keynote presentation by renowned chef Patrick O’Connell.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

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

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

Thursday, September 15, 2016

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

Enjoy breathtaking views from Montalto and watch the fall hawk migration with Jerry Therrien. Learn how to identify these lofty raptors by their shapes, flight patterns, and plumage.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

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

Enjoy breathtaking views from Montalto and watch the fall hawk migration with Jerry Therrien. Learn how to identify these lofty raptors by their shapes, flight patterns, and plumage.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Trailhead of the Saunders-Monticello Trail
9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Celebrate Charlottesville’s Day of Caring by joining the staff of the Saunders-Monticello Trail to beautify the park you have come to love.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Meets at trailhead of the Monticello Trail (Kemper Park)
9:30 am to 11:30 am

This exploration of the Saunders-Monticello Trail Fruit and Nut Room will answer your questions about which berries, nuts, and other fruits are edible.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Meets at the Garden Center, The Shop at Monticello, David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
9:30 am to 11:30 am

Monticello Curator of Plants, Peggy Cornett, will lead this two-hour trek through the forests of Monticello.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Meets at the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

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

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Meets at Jefferson’s Tufton Farm
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 22, 2016

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

A two-hour ramble through Monticello's forest during the waning days of the fall foliage display.

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, October 29, 2016

Meets at Jefferson’s Tufton Farm
9:30 am to 11:30 am

Taste, savor, and rate a variety of apples.

Meets at the lower trailhead of the Monticello Trail (Kemper Park)
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Join seasoned birder Jerry Therrien for an evening of listening to the hoots, wails, and shrieks of owls and learning about their habits.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Meets at trailhead of the Monticello Trail (Kemper Park)
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Join seasoned birder Jerry Therrien for an evening of listening to the hoots, wails, and shrieks of owls and learning about their habits.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Meets at Jefferson’s Tufton Farm
9:30 am to 11:30 am

Taste, savor, and rate a variety of apples.

Monticello's Archaeology Lab
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Kids are invited for a sneak peak at the Monticello Archaeology Lab. Working with authentic artifacts, find out how archaeologists puzzle together pieces of the past to learn about the people who lived at Monticello.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

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 25, 2016

Special Event
Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center
Repeats every day until Wed Dec 07 2016 except Tue Nov 29 2016, Thu Dec 01 2016, Tue Dec 06 2016.
9:30 am

These ever-popular workshops, in their 29th year, produce a gratifying and tangible end-product: a beautiful holiday wreath.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Special Event
Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center
9:30 am

These ever-popular workshops, in their 29th year, produce a gratifying and tangible end-product: a beautiful holiday wreath.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Special Event
Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center
9:30 am

These ever-popular workshops, in their 29th year, produce a gratifying and tangible end-product: a beautiful holiday wreath.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Special Event
Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center
9:30 am

These ever-popular workshops, in their 29th year, produce a gratifying and tangible end-product: a beautiful holiday wreath.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Special Event
Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center
9:30 am

These ever-popular workshops, in their 29th year, produce a gratifying and tangible end-product: a beautiful holiday wreath.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Special Event
Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center
9:30 am

These ever-popular workshops, in their 29th year, produce a gratifying and tangible end-product: a beautiful holiday wreath.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Special Event
Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center
9:30 am

These ever-popular workshops, in their 29th year, produce a gratifying and tangible end-product: a beautiful holiday wreath.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Special Event
Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center
9:30 am

These ever-popular workshops, in their 29th year, produce a gratifying and tangible end-product: a beautiful holiday wreath.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Special Event
Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center
9:30 am

These ever-popular workshops, in their 29th year, produce a gratifying and tangible end-product: a beautiful holiday wreath.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Special Event
Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center
9:30 am

These ever-popular workshops, in their 29th year, produce a gratifying and tangible end-product: a beautiful holiday wreath.

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