Thomas Jefferson And The Monticello Gardens

Peter Hatch

Peter Hatch

Thomas Jefferson was more than a founding father.  He was an avid gardener.  We’ve learned more about Jefferson’s passion for gardening thanks to Peter Hatch and the various books he has written.

Hatch is the retired Director of Gardens and Grounds at Jefferson’s Monticello.  He’ll speak on the UIS campus Thursday night.  He also talked with WUIS’ Sean Crawford about Jefferson’s gardens….

Play mp3

The event at 6 p.m. Thursday will be held at the Brookens Auditorium at UIS.  It’s part of the Engaged Citizenship Common Experience (ECCE) Series.


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One Response to Thomas Jefferson And The Monticello Gardens

  1. Patrick Lee says:

    If you would benefit from more of Thomas Jefferson’s wisdom, read his blog!
    Several times each week, he posts briefly on a variety of topics, including agriculture and gardening.
    Recent posts include:
    – Can an honest man be a dishonest politician?
    – What do maple trees have to do with slavery?
    – Did Jefferson oppose Islam?
    – Rebellion, liberty, blood & manure!
    – Luxury, drinking & whores! Oh my!
    Read the blog at
    (The “Subscribe” function isn’t working right now. If you’d like notices about future posts, email me. I’d be delighted to include you in Mr. Jefferson’s wisdom.)

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