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Saturday, January 20, 2018

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.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

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

In honor of Black History Month, join Monticello archaeologists in the Archaeology Lab to discover how the enslaved community lived at Monticello.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

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

Skill at grafting is the true mark of gardening expertise, but it’s also easy to learn and fun to do. Also offered 1:00pm to 3:00pm.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

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

Fruit Gardener Jessica Bryars will lead guests in a hands-on demonstration and workshop on proper pruning techniques for peaches.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

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

“Father of Virginia Wine” Gabriele Rausse will lead this two-hour workshop in the Monticello vineyards.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Route 53 parking area of the Saunders-Monticello Trail
9:15 am to 11:30 am

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.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

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 5, 12, 14 and 21.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

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 5, 12, 14 and 21.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

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 5, 12, 14 and 21.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

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. 

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 5, 12, 14 and 21.

Monday, April 23, 2018

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

Make Monticello a part your visit when more than 250 of Virginia’s most beautiful gardens, homes, and historic landmarks open their doors to guests.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Meets at the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center at Monticello
10:00 am to 11:30 am

Discover great gardening ideas from Jefferson’s kitchen garden during this Q&A walk with Monticello vegetable gardener Pat Brodowski.

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 28, 2018

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.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

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.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

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.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

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.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

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.

Monday, June 18, 2018

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.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

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.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

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.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

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.

Friday, June 22, 2018

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 7, 2018

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 26, 2018

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

An in-depth tour and discussion of Jefferson’s “precious refreshments” in the Monticello orchard—including peaches, apples, pears, cherries, grapes, figs and more.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

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 9, 2018

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 11, 2018

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

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

Thursday, September 6, 2018

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.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

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

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

Thursday, September 27, 2018

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

Discover great gardening ideas from Jefferson’s kitchen garden during this Q&A walk with Monticello vegetable gardener Pat Brodowski.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Route 53 parking area of the Saunders-Monticello Trail.
9:15 am to 11:30 am

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.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

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 13, 2018

Tufton Farm
9:30 am to 11:00 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 20, 2018

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 3, 2018

Meets at the 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.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

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

Taste, savor, and rate a variety of apples and ciders.

Friday, November 23, 2018

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

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

Saturday, November 24, 2018

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

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

Sunday, November 25, 2018

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

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

Monday, November 26, 2018

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

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

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

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

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

Thursday, November 29, 2018

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

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

Friday, November 30, 2018

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

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

Saturday, December 1, 2018

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

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

Sunday, December 2, 2018

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

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

Monday, December 3, 2018

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

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

Thursday, December 6, 2018

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

Join Monticello fruit gardener Jessica Bryars in the Monticello South Orchard for this two-hour workshop and learn the proper pruning techniques for apples.

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