Ellsworth — Peter Hatch, director of grounds and gardens at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, will present a lecture titled “The Fruits and Fruit Trees of Monticello, Thomas Jefferson and the Origins of American Horticulture” at Woodlawn on Friday, Oct. 7.
A 4 p.m. reception and book signing will precede Hatch’s 5 p.m. talk followed by a question and answer session.
Hatch’s presentation is part of the Downeast Heirloom Apple Week, a weeklong celebration and exploration of Maine’s heritage apples.
Hatch’s work at Monticello since 1977 has included everything from grounds work and restoration of the national landmark’s gardens and orchards to authoring numerous books on Jefferson and his gardens, orchards and landscape.
The Downeast Heirloom Apple Week, Oct. 1 through 9, will feature a series of activities aimed at educating people about Maine’s rich apple history including talks by national experts, school programs a daylong apple festival on Oct. 8 and an apple pie contest during the Woodlawn Farmers Market on Oct. 9.
For more information on Downeast Heirloom Apple Week, visit www.woodlawnmuseum.org or call 667-8671.