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
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
Meet legendary and everyday seed savers at our annual Old Timey Seed Swap. Come share your seeds, your knowledge...
Seed Swap Tent
Pat Brodowski, gardener at Monticello, for a tour of the Monticello vegetable garden as she reviews specific methods for...