Book Lectures and Signings


March 1, Birmingham Botanical Garden

March 4, Annual Garden Conference, Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Morristown, NJ

March 19. Historic Christ Church, Lancaster County, Va.

April 28. Danville (Va.) Museum of Fine Arts and History

May 9. Westminster-Canterbury, Charlottesville

May 18. National Garden Clubs Convention, Richmond

May 31. Monticello Garden Tour, Historic Christ Church Foundation, Weems, Va.

June 21. Historic Landscape Institute, Monticello

July 15. Rare Book School, University of Virginia

September 8. Heritage Harvest Festival, Monticello

September 18. Bel Air (Ca.) Lecture and Monticello Garden Tour

October 3. Monticello Garden Tour, President's Circle, Chicago Botanical Garden

October 7, Wethersfield Gardens, Amenia, NY

October 10. Denver Garden Club, Denver Botanical Garden

October 11, Laramie (Wy.) Garden Club

October 12, University of Wyoming, Laramie, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources


March 5. Baltimore County(Md.) Master Gardeners

March 16, 13, 20, OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) lectures, Charlottesville

April 14. University of Wisconsin, Madison, Botanic Garden

April 23. Monticello Garden Tour, Minnesota State Horticultural Society


January 27. Martinsville (VA) Garden Club

March 2, Villa Terrace Decorative Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wi

April 1, University of Rhode Island Master Gardeners and Newport Restoration Foundation, Kingston, R.I.

April 9, Fort Ticonderoga Garden Symposium, Fort Ticonderoga, NY

April 25, Conversation with Andrea Wulf, Monticello

May 6, Sandhills Horticultural Society, Pinehurst, NC

May 11, 18, 25, OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) lectures, Charlottesville

May 12, Farmington Country Club History Society, Charlottesville

May 18, Penn State Master Gardeners, Monticello tour

June 16. Kalamazoo (MI) Garden Council

July 14, Thomas Jefferson Memorial Center, Manchester, Ma.

August 30. Giles County Historical Society, Pearisburg, Va

September 9, 10, Heritage Harvest Festival, Monticello

September 22, North Carolina Master Gardeners, Annual Seminar, Greensboro

September 23. Winston-Salem Public Library, Winston-Salem, NC

October 13, Garden Club of America Zone 7 Meeting, Charlottesville

October 15, Ohio Valley Garden Conference, SW Indiana Master Gardeners, Evansville, In.

October 20.  Massachusetts Horticultural Society, Honorary Medal Awards Dinner Keynote Address, Wellesley, MA

October 25. Fairfield (CT) Garden Club

October 29, Apple Tasting, Monticello


January 14, Hillside and Lynchburg Garden Clubs, Lynchburg, VA

January 17, Northeast Louisiana Master Gardeners, Monroe, LA

January 19, Mid-Atlantic Horticulture Short Course, Newport News, VA

January 22, Hahn Horticultural Garden at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

January 31, Pitt County Master Gardeners, Greenville, NC

February 19, Little Garden Club of Memphis, (TN)

February 19, Memphis Botanic Garden, TN

February 20, 21, Men’s Garden Club Winter Seminar, Youngstown, OH

March 2, Shenandoah Valley Herb Guild, Lexington, VA

March 20, Green Bay Botanical Garden, Green Bay, WI

March 21, Rotary Botanic Gardens, Spring Seminar,Janesville, WI

April 12, Annual Chanticleer Lecture, Wayne, PA

April 16, 17, Central Texas Master Gardeners, Belton, TX

June 6, Historic Ford Estates and Dearborn Garden Club, Dearborn, MI

June 11, Greater Montgomery County Master Gardener Association, Dayton, OH.

June 20, Newport Flower Show, Rosecliff Mansion, Newport, RI

August 4, Sustainable Agricultural Research and Education Conference, Charlottesville, VA

August 26. Hudson (Ohio) Library and Historical Society

September 1. Kansas City Public Library

September 11, 12. Heritage Harvest Festival, Monticello

September 17. Crozet (Va.) Library Soiree

September 26. Aspen Institute gathering, Monticello

October 13. Nelson County Master Gardeners

October 26. Ladew Gardens, Monkton, Md.

November 12. Vero Beach (Fl.) Garden Club


January 8, Garden Club of Charleston, Charleston, SC

February 4, Annapolis Horticultural Society, Maryland

March 17, Charlotte Garden Club, North Carolina

March 29, Loudon County Master Gardeners, Leesburg, VA

April 4, Knoxville Botanic Garden

April 6, Charlottesville Tree Stewards Seminar on Historic Trees

April 13, Virginia Beach Historic Homes

April 29, The Secchia Garden Lecture at Frederik Meijer Gardens, Grand Rapids, Michigan

May 4, Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons, Bridgehmpton, NY

May 6, Dallas Arboretum

May 8, McFadden-Ward House, Beaumont, TX

May 15, Design House Seminar, Benefit for SHE, Charlottesville, VA

May 18, Slow Food Richmond, Tuckahoe Plantation

May 22, 29, June 5, Charlottesville Senior Center, "From Seedling to Table: Monticello's Farms, Gardens and Cookery."

May 30, Mount Vernon Landscape Conference, Mount Vernon, VA

June 1, Monticello tour and lecture for Penn State Master Gardeners

June 24 (21 – 27) Historic Landscape Institute

August 26, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

September 12, 13, Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello

September 20, Trent House and Mercer County Master Gardeners, Trenton, NJ

September 25, Northwood Woman's Club, Dallas, TX

October 1--3, Homestead Resort Garden Seminar, Glen Arbor, MI

October 18, Monticello tour for Docents from Henry Knox House, Thomaston, Maine

October 23, 24, Visiting Sirchio Lecturer, Cranbrook School, Bloomfield Hills, MI

November 2, Berkshire Botanic Garden, Stockbridge, MA

November 11, Garden Club of Fairfax (VA)

November 20, Montgomery (AL) Antiquarian Society


January 3, Colonial Dames, Charlottesville

January 14, Charleston Horticultural Society, Charleston, SC

January 15, Upcountry Master Gardeners, Columbia, SC

January 19, Hilltop Arboretum, Southern Garden Symposium, Baton Rouge, La

Book Launch, ‘A Rich Spot of Earth’: Thomas Jefferson’s Revolutionary Garden at Monticello, Montalto, April 23. 2012. Photo by Carrie Douglas

Book Launch, ‘A Rich Spot of Earth’: Thomas Jefferson’s Revolutionary Garden at Monticello, Montalto, April 23. 2012. Photo by Carrie Douglas

Feb. 15, Travis County Master Gardeners, Austin, Tx

Feb. 18, Master Gardeners Conference, Texas A and M University, College Station Tx

Feb. 19, Institute of Classical Architecture and Art, Houston

Feb. 26, Boxwood Garden Club, Richmond

March 4, Boca Grande Woman’s Club, Boca Grande, Fl

March 8, Alexandria Library Company, Alexandria, Va

March 16, Southeastern Flower Show, Atlanta

March 23, Fernwood Botanic Garden, Niles, Mi

March 27, Waynesboro Landscape Horticulture Seminar, Waynesboro, Va

March 29, Radio interview with "Virginia Conversations" on Virginia Public Radio

April 18, Taimi Anderson Lecture, Sarah Duke Gardens, Durham, NC

April 20, Montcello Wildflower Walk, Saturdays in the Garden


Book signing, Atlanta History Society, September 13, 2012

Book signing, Atlanta History Society, September 13, 2012

May 4, Goff Plaza Garden Club, Clarksburg, WV

May 6, Colonial Dames of America, National Book Award, New York

May 11, Television interview with "Central Texas Gardener," KLRU, Austin

 May 22, Castle Hill Authors Tour, Monticello

May 30, Morris Arboretum, Conference on Historic Gardens, Philadelphia

June 7, North Carolina Master Gardeners, Charlotte

June 15, CHP Open House, Charlottesville

June 19, Historic Landscape Institute, Monticello

June 20, University of Illinois, Springfield, Il

June 21, Indiana Master Gardeners, Springfield, Il

June 27, Charlottesville Senior Center

July 6, Natural History of Trees, Saturdays in the Garden, Monticello

July 27, NEH Teachers Seminar, Boston

July 31, Polly Hill Arboretum, Martha’s Vineyard

September 6, 7, Heritage Harvest Festival, Monticello

September 20, Colonial Dames, Toledo, Oh

September 26-28, Old Salem Conference on Restoring Southern Gardens

September 30- October 2, Seminar on Revolutionary Gardens, Traverse City, Mi

October 8, Hills and Dales Garden, LaGrange, Ga

October 10, Columbus Museum, Columbus, Ga.

October 18, American Chestnut Foundation Annual Meeting, Chantilly, VA

October 20, Jenny Finch Memorial Lecture, North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill

October 27, Thornton Massa Lecture, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Co

October 28, Colorado State University (Faculty and Students)

October 30, Sotterly Plantation Lecture Series, Hollywood, Md. 

November 7, Blithwold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum, Bristol, RI

November 14, Paul Ciener Botanical Garden, Kernersville, NC

November 20, William Clinton Presidential Library, Little Rock, AR

2012 Lectures

Peter Hatch presents A Rich Spot of Earth and garden seeds to Dalai Lama, Charlottesville Pavilion, October 11, 2012. 

Peter Hatch presents A Rich Spot of Earth and garden seeds to Dalai Lama, Charlottesville Pavilion, October 11, 2012.