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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.”
In addition to Monticello’s regular guided Gardens and Grounds Tours, our annual observance of Historic Garden Week in Virginia will include:
April 23, 6:30-8:30 pm
Garden Week Conversation with Peggy Cornett
Join Peggy Cornett, Monticello’s Curator of Plants, on a sometimes surprising and always entertaining journey to discover Jefferson’s ten favorite plants.
April 24, 10 am
Insiders Tour with the Vegetable Gardener
Discover great gardening ideas from Jefferson’s kitchen garden during this Q&A walk with Monticello vegetable gardener Pat Brodowski.$18 per person.
April 24, 12 pm - 2 pm
Plant Questions Answered at the Shop at Monticello!
Speak one-on-one with staff from The Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants and learn about proper plant care, history of plants and their relevance in Jefferson’s era. FREE.
April 24, 2 pm
Insiders Tour with the Flower Gardener
Join Monticello flower gardener Debbie Donley for an in-depth insider’s tour of Jefferson’s flower gardens. $18 per person.
April 25, 3 pm - 5 pm
Garden Shop Children's Activity
Bring your young gardeners to the garden area at The Shop at Monticello at the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center and kids can spend the afternoon customizing their very own tote bag with paint and apple prints while you browse our selection of plants from our Center for Historic Plants. FREE.
April 26, 12 pm - 2 pm
Floral Arranging Workshop
Purchase any vase in The Shop at Monticello at the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center, receive a 20% discount off your purchase and work with the Garden Shop's Kathryn Nokes to create unique floral arrangements with flowers from the Center for Historic Plants.
April 27, 12 pm - 2 pm
Caspari Trunk Show
Come to The Shop at Monticello at the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center to learn how to set a beautiful table for your next garden party or other warm-weather gathering with tableware from Caspari and a talk by Lauren Wade. And don't miss the opportunity to win prizes from Caspari!
April 28, 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.