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Gardens

High above Charlottesville at his Monticello home, Thomas Jefferson was known as an avid gardner.  The former President once proclaimed, "no occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden."  Over 200 years later, Jefferson's dedication towards gardening is deeply rooted within Charlottesville-Albemarle.

Jefferson's Pavilion Gardens at the University of Virginia are open and available to visitors at times.  Special tours combining public and private gardens take place during April's Historic Garden Week. In addition, three nearby sites - Monticello, Ash Lawn-Highland and Montpelier - offer gardens and groves of presidential stature.  Check out the listings below to see all the blooming destinations of Charlottesville-Albemarle. 

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The Gardens of Monticello

  • 931 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy
  • Charlottesville, VA 22902
  • (434) 984-9822 | Fax: (434) 977-7757
  • Region: Monticello Area
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The historic gardens at Monticello were a botanic showpiece, a source of food, and an experimental laboratory of ornamental and useful plants from around the world. Find out what's "In Bloom at... MORE >>

Ash Lawn-Highland, Home of President James Monroe

  • 2050 James Monroe Parkway
  • Charlottesville, VA 22902
  • (434) 293-9539 | Fax: (434) 293-8000
  • Region: Monticello Area
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Restored home of the 5th president of the United States and close friend of Thomas Jefferson. James Monroe's 550- acre estate recreates the atmosphere of a working farm, with strutting peacocks, ... MORE >>

Carr's Hill

  • 1717 University Ave
  • Charlottesville, VA 22903
  • 434-924-0311
  • Region: University Area
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The president of the University of Virginia makes her home at Carr's Hill. When it was being built from 1907 to 1909, the south lawn of Carr’s Hill was terraced to create a green sweep of grass and ... MORE >>

Demo Garden for the Piedmont Master Gardeners

  • 955 Second Street, S.E.
  • Charlottesville, VA 22902
  • (434) 872-4580 | Fax: (434) 872-4578
  • Region: Miscellaneous/ Independent of Region
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The PMG demonstration garden effort began in 2005 and became a reality with the creation of a Monticello Associates partnership late in the year. By 2006, PMG had an agreement with Monticello ... MORE >>

Historic Garden Week

  • Throughout Charlottesville-Albemarle
  • Charlottesville, VA 22903
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Each spring, visitors step through the gates of more than 250 of Virginia’s most beautiful gardens, homes and historic landmarks during “America’s Largest Open House”. In April 2011, the Garden Club ... MORE >>

Morea Gardens

  • 1717 University Ave
  • Charlottesville, VA 22903
  • 434-924-4524
  • Region: University Area
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Morea, located at the end of Sprigg Lane, the main house of Morea was built in 1830 and belonged to John Emmet, first professor of natural history. This home now includes an arboretum planted by the ... MORE >>

Morven

  • 791 Morven Dr
  • Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Former estate of philanthropist John W. Kluge gave an extraordinary gift of real estate to the University of Virginia Foundation for educational and charitable purposes. Morven, 2,913 acres, includes ... MORE >>

Open Gate Farm

  • 548 Three Pond Lane
  • Earlysville, VA 22936
  • (434) 978-7446
  • Region: Miscellaneous/ Independent of Region
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Open Gate Farm is a small family owned farm located in Albemarle County, just 15 miles northwest of Charlottesville, Virginia. We enjoy providing access to one of the many vibrant local sustainable ... MORE >>

Pavilion Gardens

  • 1717 University Ave
  • Charlottesville, VA 22903
  • 434-924-4524
  • Region: University Area
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Steps away from the historic lawn, the restored Pavilion Gardens at the University of Virginia reflect Thomas Jefferson's gardens at Monticello as well as landscape plans in Jefferson's collection of ... MORE >>

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