Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants Spring Open House

Tufton Farm

Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Celebrate Historic Garden Week with a visit to Monticello’s nursery, set within inspiring display gardens of historic plants in their full spring glory, and find your favorites and more for sale in our nursery. Pollinators are the theme in talks by Southern Exposure Seed Exchange’s Ira Wallace, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s Director of Horticulture, Grace Chapman Elton, and Monticello’s Beekeeper, Paul Legrand.

 Bees and other native pollinators are very important for the productivity of your vegetable garden; in “Attracting Pollinators to Your Vegetable Garden,” Ira will share tried-and-true practices that welcome pollinators and other beneficial insects to your vegetable garden for an abundant harvest. Then, learn how to create a native landscape that will attract and support our pollinators in “Native Plants for Pollinators;” in this talk, Grace will discuss our area’s most common pollinators as well as landscape design tips and her favorite native plants to use in your home garden. Beekeeper Paul will also share tricks for swarm prevention after the hive’s first year.

Enjoy guided garden tours and ask our knowledgeable staff your gardening questions.

GPS Address: 1293 Tufton Farm, Charlottesville, VA

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