Jefferson's Humble Retreat: Monticello's Garden Pavilion
Discover where Thomas Jefferson’s enjoyed a scenic and peaceful retreat on his Monticello estate in Charlottesville, Virginia. The stately plantation features an extensive vegetable garden carved into the hillside extending out from the house, on which is situated a small glass structure on a beautiful pavilion, where the 3rd U.S. President is said to have enjoyed reading & quiet contemplation. Peggy Cornett, curator of plants at Monticello tells us all about the rich history of Jefferson’s garden and her personal connection to botany. Get a glimpse of Jefferson’s garden pavilion and a unique sense of the man’s greatness and humanity.