Charlottesville Monticello Garden#

vegetable and garden beds
Charlottesville Monticello Garden, January 2002, © Ewald Judt, under CC BY 4.0

The Gardens of Monticello Charlottesville, Virginia , today listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, were designed by Thomas Jefferson, third president of the United States and one of the American Founding Fathers, for his plantation near Charlottesville, Virginia.

They were mainly used to produce food and drink for the family, guests and slaves but there is also a winding path bordered by flower beds and twenty oval bedsat the corners of the house, each planted with a different flower species.

After Jefferson's death in 1826 the gardens were neglected, but since 1938 the Garden Club of Virginia has restored the gardens and maintains them with historical accuracy.