Event — Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello

Fall Open House, Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants

Where: Jefferson’s Tufton Farm

1293 Tufton Farm, Charlottesville, VA

When: Saturday, October 15, 2016, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Details: Thomas Jefferson championed the beauty and benefits of trees, both native and ornamental, throughout his lifetime. In 1793, while living in Philadelphia, he wrote to his daughter Martha, “I never before knew the full value of trees…what I would not give that the trees planted nearest round the house at Monticello were full-grown.” Almost twenty years later he wrote, “I am still planting trees to yield their shade and ornament half a century hence.” Peggy Cornett, Monticello’s Curator of Plants, will draw inspiration from Jefferson in her presentation, “Historic Trees for the Home Landscape.”

Be sure to join Monticello’s Vegetable Gardener Pat Brodowski as she prepares edible treats from wild fruits and nuts foraged from our local woodlands. Fall is the perfect time for planting and the Monticello nursery will have a wide range of trees, shrubs, and perennials for sale; overstock items will be discounted. Enjoy guided garden tours and ask our knowledgeable nursery staff your gardening questions.

Cost: Free

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