Monticello was a botanic laboratory of ornamental and useful plants from around the world.
Explore Jefferson's lifelong interest in gardening, botany, and agriculture while enjoying the beauty and variety of Monticello's restored flower and vegetable gardens, grove, and orchards. Monticello interpreters lead these 45-minute walking tours, offering historical background, plant identification, and stories about the gardens along the way.
Reservations for this tour are not required. Tours begin near the South Pavilion on Monticello's West Lawn.
See what's going on in Monticello's gardens and learn about some the fascinating -- and sometimes exotic -- plants Jefferson grew.
A GIS database of the trees, woody shrubs and perennial plants at Monticello.