Pat Brodowski

Specialty Gardener at Monticello
Pat Brodowski

Pat Brodowski, specialty gardener at Monticello, plants and maintains the plantation’s 2-acre kitchen garden comprised of heirloom vegetables and herbs. She researches and grows varieties most likely grown by Thomas Jefferson, and produces seeds for The Shop at Monticello. She received a bachelor’s in agriculture from Cornell University and was an educator and historian at a 19th century farm museum for eight years. She recently researched the history of Jefferson’s herbs and salad greens for her master’s degree.

Pat Brodowski's Events

11 am - 12 pmSaturday

Garden Scavenger Hunt

Pat Brodowski

Join Monticello’s Garden & Grounds staff for an exciting scavenger hunt in Thomas Jefferson’s 1,000-foot-long vegetable garden. Search through...

Thomas Jefferson's Vegetable Garden
Included with Admission
9 am - 4 pmSaturday

11th Annual Old Timey Seed Swap

Pat Brodowski

Meet legendary and everyday seed savers at our annual Old Timey Seed Swap. Come share your seeds, your knowledge...

Seed Swap Tent
Included with Admission
2 - 3 pmFriday

Tour and Seed Saving in the Monticello Vegetable Garden

Pat Brodowski

Pat Brodowski, gardener at Monticello, for a tour of the Monticello vegetable garden as she reviews specific methods for...

Vegetable Garden Pavilion (Walkabout)