by Peter J. Hatch

Reviewer Rating:
4

Review

This book is a lovely overview of the resurrection of Jefferson's garden at Monticello. This has been a project for Peter Hatch since the late 70s, reinvigorating Jefferson's 1000 foot terraced garden. Peppered throughout with lovely photographs of the garden throughout the improvements and the seasons, and sprinkled with reproductions of pages from Jefferson's garden diary this book charts the growth of the garden both then and now. I really liked seeing the old fashioned vegetables (both names and types), the nearly rabid passion that Jefferson had for his garden, and how much contemporary gardeners owe to our early American counterparts. Fascinating!

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