Wednesday, April 8, 2015

In the Gardens at Monticello



Thomas Jefferson's Monticello
". . . the flowers come forth like the belles of the day, have their short reign of beauty and splendour, and retire, like them, to the more interesting office of reproducing their like. The Hyacinths and Tulips are off the stage, the Irises are giving place to the Belladonnas, as these will to the Tuberoses, etc. ..."
-Thomas Jefferson
A SPECIAL GARDEN WEEK EVENT AT MONTICELLO
Tom Talk with Stephen Orr!
A CONVERSATION WITH STEPHEN ORR
Monday, April 20
6:00pm - 8:00pm
In celebration of Garden Week in Virginia, join us for an evening with Stephen Orr, Executive Editor, Condé Nast Traveler and author of The New American Herbal, a historically minded but modern approach to using herbs. Orr, a celebrated writer, editor and photographer who worked at Martha Stewart Living, visited Monticello while researching his new book. 6-8 p.m., with reception. Informal tours of the gardens and grounds will be offered prior to the event! RESERVE YOUR TICKETS NOW! >>
OTHER GARDEN WEEK EVENTS YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS:
SPRING WILDFLOWER WALKS
April 9, 18, 23, 25 - 9am
Three-hour, five-mile hikes through the woodlands of Monticello to the Rivanna River. Learn more >>
RESTORING MONTICELLO'S KITCHEN ROAD
Monday, April 20
- 10am
Gardiner Hallock, Monticello's architectural historian, will outline the current transformational project "Reuniting Monticello's Mountaintop Landscape," which will reestablish the link between the ornamental landscape surrounding the house and its connection to the functioning plantation. Learn more >>
THOMAS JEFFERSON'S FRUIT AND VEGETABLE GARDENS AT MONTICELLO
Tuesday, April 21
- 10am
Gabriele Rausse, Director of Gardens and Grounds, brings to life Jefferson's exceptional vegetable garden and fruitery, including present-day efforts to restore and preserve Jefferson's horticultural legacy. Learn more >>
HISTORIC PLANTS AT MONTICELLO
Tuesday, April 21
- 2pm
Peggy Cornett explores the plants that define our horticultural heritage. Tour of the Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants' garden and nursery follows, where plants will be available for sale. Bring your Historic Garden Week ticket and receive 10% off all purchases. Learn more >>
THOMAS JEFFERSON CENTER FOR HISTORIC PLANTS OPEN HOUSE
Saturday, April 25
- 9am - 3pm
Explore an inspiring display of historic plants in our preservation gardens, then find your favorites and more for sale in our nursery at the Center for Historic Plants! FREE. Learn more >>
Monticello and University of Virginia Archaeological Field School
Archaeology of Chesapeake Slavery and Landscape Anthropology 5589
Application deadline: April 13, 2015
Monticello's Department of Archaeology and the University of Virginia are now offering a six-week archaeological field school at Monticello from June 1 through July 10, 2015. The program offers six credits to undergraduate and graduate students through the University of Virginia's College of Arts and Sciences, and offers a hands-on introduction to basic excavation, recording, and laboratory techniques in archaeology. Learn more now >>

MONTALTO CHALLENGE - SATURDAY, APRIL 25
Join us for the best run in town! This demanding, all-uphill course offers thrilling views of Monticello, Charlottesville, and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Proceeds support the preservation and maintenance of the Trail at Monticello. Sign up now >>

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