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Historic Garden Week

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Friday, April 29, 2016 - 9:00am to Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 6:00pm

Make Monticello a part your visit when more than 250 of Virginia’s most beautiful gardens, homes, and historic landmarks celebrate Historic Garden Week in Virginia, described as “America’s Largest Open House.” And don't miss Historic Garden Week's Southern Historic Albemarle Tour! Learn more now! >>

In addition to Monticello’s regular guided Gardens and Grounds Tours, our annual observance of Historic Garden Week in Virginia will include:

April 25, 6:30-8:30 pm
Garden Week Conversation with Andrea Wulf
The New York Times best-selling author will speak about her latest book, The Invention of Nature, which reveals the extraordinary life of German naturalist Alexander von Humboldt (1769– 1859), who corresponded with Jefferson for 21 years. Wulf also authored The Brother Gardeners, winner of the American Horticultural Society 2010 Book Award, and Founding Gardeners: How the Revolutionary Generation Created an American Eden. $65 per person, 6:30-8:30 pm, with reception. Informal tours of the gardens will be offered prior to the event.

April 26, 10 am
Thomas Jefferson’s Fruit and Vegetable Gardens at Monticello
Join Peggy Cornett, Curator of Plants at Monticello, for a lecture on Jefferson’s exceptional vegeteable garden and fruitery, including present-day efforts to restore and preserve Jefferson’s horticultural legacy, followed by a walking tour of Monticello's gardens. 10 am, Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center, FREE, registration required.

April 26, 2 pm
Historic Plants at Monticello
Peggy Cornett explores the plants that define our horticultural heritage. A tour of the Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants’ garden and nursery at Tufton Farm follows the lecture, where plants will be available for sale. Bring your Historic Garden Week and receive 10% off all purchases. 2 pm, Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center, FREE, registration required.

April 30, 10 am-2 pm
Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants Open House - Celebrate Historic Garden Week 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. FREE.

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