A native of Michigan, Peter Hatch received an English degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and an A.A. in Landscape Gardening from Sandhills Community College South Pines, North Carolina. From 1974 to 1977, he served as Horticulturist at Old Salem in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Hatch currently lives in Albemarle, Virginia, where he gardens, lectures, consults and writes about garden history. As the Director of Gardens and Grounds for the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Hatch was responsible for maintenance, interpretation, and restoration of the 2,400-acre Monticello from 1977 to 2012. During this time, he initiated a variety of tours and educational programs serving 35,000 visitors annually, including the Evening Conversations series honoring the legacy of Thomas Jefferson.
As a writer, Hatch authored and edited books about Jefferson’s gardens, including A Rich Spot of Earth that has received numerous awards and is currently in a third printing, and articles for numerous magazines. He also lectures appearing in more than thirty-five states. We are privileged to have him join us as a speaker at the Revolutionary Gardens Conference.
Whether you are a Master Gardener or a photographer or even just a “smart” phone owner, taking photos can be an everyday occurrence. When this MG travels, I am always looking for unique patterns in various structures, especially flowers and plants. On a recent two week adventure to Maui, I was in botanical Heaven, discovering several arboretums and many new flowers and plants I had not seen before. Bless my husband for stopping at The Garden of Eden- halfway between Kahului and Hana, Kahanu Garden, and Hana Maui Gardens, both near the Hana Airport, Here are just a few photographs with my disclaimer that I did my best to track down botanical names and varieties but as I am not an expert, there may be unplanned errors. Enjoy!
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