Charlottesville, Virginia

Monticello, the Home of Thomas Jefferson

The gardens reflect Jefferson’s original garden plans and are an important part of Monticello. Specific landscape elements, either recreated or existing since Jefferson’s time, include: the Winding Walk and accompanying flower beds; the eight-acre Fruit Garden, with two orchards where Jefferson experimented with over 150 varieties of 31 species of fruit; the vegetable garden terrace, and the Grove where young trees, shrubs, and herbaceous flowers have been planted, and vistas, glades, and thickets introduced as Jefferson had originally envisioned. [ info ]