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A Rich Spot of Earth: Thomas Jefferson's Revolutionary Garden at Monticello
, Former Director of Gardens and Grounds at Monticello
Thursday, Oct 18, 7:00pm–8:30pm
Were Thomas Jefferson to walk the grounds of Monticello today, he would no doubt feel fully at home in the 1,000-foot terraced vegetable garden where the very vegetables and herbs he favored are thriving. Extensively and painstakingly restored under Peter J. Hatch’s brilliant direction, Jefferson’s unique vegetable garden now boasts the same medley of plants he enthusiastically cultivated in the early nineteenth century. The garden is a living expression of Jefferson’s genius and his distinctly American attitudes. Peter Hatch will reveal the bounty and legacy that grows on at Monticello and its continuing impact on the culinary, garden, and landscape history of the United States. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Fee: $20 member, $25 nonmember
Co-sponsored by the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, Friends of Wellesley College Botanic Gardens, the Garden Conservancy, and the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc.
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