The Garden Guide

Book: History of Garden Design and Gardening
Chapter: Chapter 5: Gardens in Asia, America, Africa, Australia

Virginia Jefferson Garden

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849. Monticello, the seat of Jefferson, is situated on the summit of an eminence commanding extensive prospects on all sides. It is ascended by a spiral approach, laid out by the proprietor himself, and passing through fruit and ornamental trees, many of which were planted by his own hands. The southern declivity of the hill is covered with vineyards, the east and west sides by orchards, the north side by a forest, and the champaign lands below are devoted to the culture of corn and tobacco.