Springtime at Monticello...is there a more scenic view in Charlottesville, Virginia than from Thomas Jefferson's beloved mountain top in the spring? I don't think so!
On our Sugar Hollow homepage there is mention of several seasonal and regular tours that you will enjoy, including...
The House and Garden tours
The Signature Tour, (May - September) limited to 20 people, which is a more in depth tour and includes the Dome Room which is not included on other tours.
The Plantation Community Tour (March 13, 14, 21, 27, 28 -- 11 AM and 1 PM). This is an outdoor walking tour that shares the history and anecdotes about the enslaved people who lived and labored on the Monticello plantation.
The Home Educator Day (March 10) for home school families to learn about Thomas Jefferson's home and the life there of his large extended family.
Saturdays in the Garden
These special workshops will take place on March 13 and 20.
On March 13 the Apple Grafting Workshop will turn you into a gardening expert! Tom Burford will lead this 2-hour workshop geared to the novice propagator. Bring your thin-bladed pocket knife and a pair of hand pruners. Leave with your very own grafted apple tree!
On March 20 wine maker wannabe's will learn how to start your own vineyard. One of the premier winemakers in Charlottesville, Virginia, Gabriele Rausse, will lead a 2-hour workshop on the principles of grape growing, site selection, soil preparation, planting, pruning and much, much more.
In September experience Charlottesville's fines wines. There will be a special tour, "Jefferson and Wine" focusing on Thomas Jefferson's pioneering experiments in grape growing and wine making. Included is a tasting of Virginia's finest wines from our local vineyards.