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At the SAHS July meeting, teacher, researcher, and gardener extraordinaire Patricia Meyers took us on a trip back in time to Jefferson’s legendary gardens at Monticello, which are beautifully preserved to this day. The grounds at Monticello include more than twenty flower gardens, two orchards, the vineyards, and nurseries. The vegetable garden alone covers two acres. Patricia gave us some insight into Jefferson’s cultivation of herbs, and also told some wonderful (and sometimes surprising) stories about Jefferson himself.


Hands-on herbs and information about the Gardens of Monticello


The Hospitality Committee does its usual spectacular job


Rebecca, Lorraine and Jean visit during the meet and greet part of our program


After Carol-lee calls the meeting to order, Joe Beth makes a wonderful offer to share crafts books that belonged to her mother


Patricia tells wonderful stories about Jefferson and his beloved gardens.


Our stellar presenter gets a big "thank you" from Carol-lee as well as all the other members for making Jefferson come alive through her words and pictures

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