Sunday, July 25, 7:00 pm – Thomas Jefferson, Gardener

Peter Hatch is responsible for the efforts to restore and maintain the landscaping, vegetable gardens, vineyard and orchards of Monticello in the spirit of Thomas Jefferson’s own practices. He has lectured nationally and written a number of books and articles on gardening at Monticello (see image below.) Peter will share with you his knowledge of Jefferson’s curiosity about the natural world and Jefferson’s love of science that shaped his love of nature and his experimentation with seeds and grafting. Jefferson poured part of his formidable energy into cultivating 270 varieties of fruit and 150 varieties of vegetables! Come and learn more about this Founding Father and his astonishing relevance to our natural world today. Highfield Hall in Falmouth is excited to have Peter be the keynote speaker of its Glories of the Garden season at this event on Sunday, July 25 at 7 pm, not only for his prominence in an historically important organization, but also because he has family ties to earlier Hatches of Hatchville.

A ticket for an evening with Peter Hatch is $15. Purchase your ticket online now at or call 508-5495-1878, x313.