April 28, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
The Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History will host a lecture titled “Thomas Jefferson’s Revolutionary Garden” by author Peter Hatch on Friday, April 28th at 7:00 p.m. in the Danville Museum Auditorium. The lecture will complement the Garden Day activities hosted by the Danville Garden Club scheduled to take place earlier that same day.
Peter J. Hatch is a professional gardener and historian with 38 years’ experience in the restoration, care, and interpretation of historic landscapes. A celebrated author of four books on the gardens of Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, where he served as Director of Gardens and Grounds for 35 years, Hatch has lectured in 37 states on Jefferson and the history of garden plants. Presently, he gardens and botanizes from his home on Lickinghole Creek in Crozet, Virginia, travels extensively to promote his latest work, ‘A Rich Spot of Earth’: Thomas Jefferson’s Revolutionary Garden at Monticello, and consults on the installation and maintenance of both public gardens and private estate landscapes.
The lecture complements the current art exhibit in the Museum’s galleries by regional artist Sally Sutton. Her installation titled “Food, Farm, and Community” interprets the farm to table movement with a vibrant pallet of color, capturing the essence of both flower and vegetable gardens.
Admission to the lecture will reflect normal Museum rates:
$10 Adults, $8 Seniors, $4 Students, and free admission to Museum members.
There will be an additional $2 off a paid admission for guests who had participated in the Garden Tour throughout the day.
Tickets will be available starting April 4th, 2017. Museum members are asked to please stop by the museum for your tickets to this event.
Cash bar / concession will be available.
“Thomas Jefferson’s Revolutionary Garden” by author Peter Hatch