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Historic Garden Week

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Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 9:00am to Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 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 22, 10 am - 2 pm
Tour and Shop at the Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants 
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. Free.

April 24, 6:30-8:30 pm
Garden Week Conversation with Julia Reed
Join us to hear author Julia Reed, the consummate hostess and go-to food and lifestyle expert, share her secrets on Southern entertaining. From spring garden lunches to Jefferson-themed dinner parties, Reed offers a feast of options for decorating and dining to set the mood for an unforgettable event. After the talk, Reed will sign copies of her latest book Julia Reed’s South: Spirited Entertaining and High-Style Fun All Year Long. The author of six books, Reed is a contributing editor at Garden & Gun and Elle Décor. She also writes a column for Southern Living and contributes to the Wall Street Journal. $65 per person, 6:30 pm, includes a private reception and book-signing.

April 25, 10 am
Lessons & Techniques from Jefferson's Gardens
Discover great gardening ideas from Jefferosn's kitchen garden during this Q&A walk with Monticello vegetable gardener Pat Brodowski. $18 per person.

April 26, 2 pm
Gardener's Eye View of the Flowers
Join Monticello flower gardener Debbie Donley for an in-depth insider's tour of Jefferson's flower gardens. $18 per person.

April 29, 10 am-2 pm
Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants Spring 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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