Fall Open House, Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants

Fall is the perfect time for planting and the Monticello nursery will have a wide range of trees, shrubs, perennials, and bulbs for sale; overstock items will be discounted. Enjoy guided garden tours and ask our knowledgeable nursery staff your gardening questions.

Acclaimed apple enthusiast David Vernon will present “Choosing, Growing, and Cultivating Heirloom Apple Trees.” This presentation will explore different types of heirloom apples, and a few modern ones, that are adapted to the climates of the southern and mid-Atlantic United States. Histories, unique uses, disease resistance, ripening periods, and blooming characteristics of various apple varieties will be discussed. In addition, participants will be taught about two common grafting techniques.

10 AM -2 PM, Jefferson’s Tufton Farm · FREE; no registration required. GPS Address: 1293 Tufton Farm, Charlottesville, VA

  • 931 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy
  • Charlottesville, VA 22902

Region: Monticello Area

No other home in the United States more accurately reflects the personality of its owner than Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's architectural masterpiece and beloved mountaintop home. Monticello is the only home in America recognized by the United Nations as a World Heritage Site. Guided tours of the house are offered daily throughout the year;... more