Events

Secchia Garden Lecture:
Peter Hatch

April 29, 2014 7:00 pm 8:00 pm

Thomas Jefferson poured his notorious passion and persistence into building and rebuilding his beloved Monticello mountaintop estate for more than 40 years. From flowers and herbs to fruits and vegetables, the garden is widely considered an experimental laboratory of plants from around the world. 

For more than three decades, Peter Hatch served as director of gardens and grounds at Monticello. Credited for uncovering Jefferson's experimental gardens and their revolutionary influences, Hatch shared his visionary interpretation of this 2,400-acre historic landscape and his relentless restoration of its pioneering gardens.

Join us for more insights into Hatch's fascinating work, including his role as advisor to First Lady Michelle Obama's White House Kitchen Garden. His acclaimed book, A Rich Spot of Earth, will be available for sale and signing. This annual lecture is made possible by Peter and Joan Secchia. 

RSVP to Shelly Kilory at (616) 975-3144 or by email. 

Fee: RSVP required.
Member Cost: $0.00
Non-Member Cost: $12.00