The 9th annual lecture at Hills & Dales Estate features Jefferson scholar Peter Hatch, retired director of gardens and grounds at Monticello, who will speak about the gardening pursuits of Thomas Jefferson and his new book entitled "A Rich Spot of Earth: Thomas Jefferson's Revolutionary Garden at Monticello."
During his presentation, Hatch, who worked at Monticello for 35 years, will bring the horticultural legacy of Thomas Jefferson to life. He will also highlight Jefferson's thoughts on food and cuisine as well as what his gardening pursuits reveal about his ideas on diversity, democracy and freedom. Hatch led the restoration of the 1,000-foot terraced vegetable garden at Monticello and has authored several books on Jefferson. He has also served as an advisor for the White House kitchen garden.
A reception begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by the lecture and book signing at 7 p.m. Reservations required. $10 per person, but no charge for Hills & Dales Estate annual pass holders.
Hours of Operation
Tuesday: 6:30PM - 8:00PM
Admission & Fees
Annual Lecture $10 per person
Bus / Motorcoach Parking on Site, Free Parking
Family-friendly, Handicapped Accessible (Limited)
Near Interstate Highway
American Express, Mastercard, Visa
Suitable for Ages
Arts & Culture, Family Friendly, History & Heritage, Outdoors & Nature