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Thomas Jefferson 1807 Flower Gardens of Monticello - Plans Plants history &+

Thomas Jefferson 1807 Flower Gardens of Monticello - Plans Plants history &+
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“Thomas Jefferson’s Flower Garden at Monticello”

By Edwin M. Betts & Hazlehurst Bolton Perkins.
Published by the University Press of Virginia in 1971. 2nd edition.

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Jefferson’s flower gardens at Monticello differed radically from those of his Virginia neighbors, whose wholesale love of boxwood, zinnias and crape myrtle were not shared by the author of the Declaration of Independence. The plants and layouts Jefferson did favor, as shown in his ca.1807 plans and correspondence, are illustrated and discussed here, as are the restored gardens.


Softcover. 5.5”x8.5”, 60 pages, color and black & white illustrations.


Minor wear, light soil, but otherwise clean and nice, with a tight binding.

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