Monticello’s Saturdays in the Garden

There are lots of things to do if you enjoy the outdoors here in Charlottesville, and one of my favorites is the “Saturdays in the Garden” series put out by Monticello.

Every Saturday morning from March through December it’s something different, from learning about planting a vineyard from our own Gabrielle Rausse, who started some of the local vineyards back when nobody thought we could make wine here, to instructions on gathering seeds in Autumn, to making Christmas Weaths.

Almost all the classes charge a paltry $10 to attend and are great fun. I’m listing the schedule so you can see if you can hit one on your weekend visiting here in Charlottesville. Although they like to have guests call ahead, they can usually fit you in even if you call that morning.

March 15, 2008 9:30am

Where: Tufton Farm
What: Apple Grafting Workshop

March 22, 2008 9:30am
Where: Monticello at the Garden Shop
What: Starting a Vineyard

March 29, 2008 9:30am
Where: Tufton Farm
What: Pruning & Propogating Historic Roses

April 5, 12, 19, 2008 8:30an & 9:30am
Where: Monticello at the Garden Shop
What: Spring Wildflower Walk

April 26, 2008 9:30am
Where: Monticello at the Garden Shop
What: Vegetable Garden Workshop

May 3, 2008 6:30am
Where: Tufton Farm
What: Spring Bird Walk

May 17, 2008 9:30am
Where: Kemper Park
What: Montalto Trek

May 31, 2008 9:30am
Where: Monticello at the Garden Shop
What: Painting and Sketching in the Garden

June 7, 2008 9:30am
Where: Monticello at the Garden Shop
What: Edible Plants in the Ornamental Garden

June 21, 2008 9:30am
Where: Tufton Farm
What: Pruning Practices for Woody Ornamentals

June 28, 2008 9:30am
Where: Monticello at the Garden Shop
What: History of the Thomas Jefferson Parkway Hike

July 12, 2008 9:30am
Where: Monticello at the Garden Shop
What: The Natural History of Trees

July 19, 2008 9:30am
Where: Monticello at the Garden Shop
What: Woody Plant Propogation

August 2, 2008 9:30am
Where: Monticello at the Garden Shop
What: Tomato Tasting

August 9, 2008 9:30am
Where: Monticello at the Garden Shop
What: Wine Making Workshop

August 16, 2008 9:30am
Where: Monticello at the Garden Shop
What: Summer Fruit Tasting

August 23, 2008 9:30am
Where: Tufton Farm
What: Creating an Herbal Potpourri

September 6, 2008 10am – 4pm
Where: Tufton Farm
What: Heritage Harvest Festival

September 13, 2008 9:30am
Where: Tufton Farm
What: “Precious Refreshment” – Virginia Cider Making

September 20, 2008 9:30am
Where: Monticello at the Garden Shop
What: Seed Saving Workshop

September 27, 2008 9:30am
Where: Monticello at the Garden Shop
What: Thomas Jefferson and the Natural History Walk

October 4, 2008 9:30am
Where: Tufton Farm
What: Tufton Fern Walk

October 18, 2008 9:30am
Where: Tufton Farm
What: Apple Tasting

October 4, 2008 9:30am
Where: Monticello at the Garden Shop
What: Cooking Unusual Vegetables

November 15, 2008 9:30am
Where: Monticello at the Garden Shop
What: Vinegar Making Workshop

December 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 13 $45 for class and materials
Where: Smith History Center
What: Wreath Workshops

For descriptions and reservations of the classes go to www.monticello.org
For reservations and information call 434-984-9822

** The Garden Shop at Monticello is located next to the ticket office at Monticello
Tufton Farm is at 1293 Tufton Farm Road, just off Route 732, a few miles past Monticello

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