Peter J. Hatch

Monticello
Peter J. Hatch

Peter Hatch, director of gardens and grounds emeritus for the Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello, lives in Albemarle County, Virginia, where he gardens, botanizes in the Blue Ridge Mountains and lectures about garden history. Hatch was responsible for the maintenance, interpretation and restoration of the 2,400-acre landscape at Monticello from 1977 to 2012. The author of four books on the gardens of Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, he has lectured in 37 states on Jefferson and the history of garden plants. He travels extensively to promote his latest work, “A Rich Spot of Earth: Thomas Jefferson’s Revolutionary Garden at Monticello” (Yale University Press 2012), an award-winning book on Jefferson’s vegetable garden.
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Peter J. Hatch's Events

10:30 - 11:30 amSaturday

A Rich Spot of Earth – Thomas Jefferson’s Revolutionary Garden

Peter J. Hatch

Were Thomas Jefferson to walk the grounds of Monticello today, he would no doubt feel fully at home in...

Harvest Tent
FREE
12:30 - 1:30 pmFriday

Thomas Jefferson’s Revolutionary Garden

Peter J. Hatch

Join Peter Hatch on a walking tour of the Monticello vegetable garden. Thomas Jefferson wrote that “the greatest service...

Vegetable Garden Pavilion (Walkabout tour)
3:30 - 4:30 pmFriday

Thomas Jefferson’s Revolutionary Garden

Peter J. Hatch

Join Peter Hatch on a walking tour of the Monticello vegetable garden. Thomas Jefferson wrote that “the greatest service which...

Vegetable Garden Pavilion (Walkabout Tour)