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MEDIA ADVISORY: Mizzou Botanic Garden to Host Monticello’s Former Garden Director, Peter Hatch

Story Contact(s):
Jeff Sossamon,, 573-882-3346

WHAT: As part of the Jacquelyn K. Jones Lectureship, the Mizzou Botanic Garden is hosting Monticello’s former garden director, Peter Hatch. For more than 30 years, Hatch was responsible for the maintenance and conservation of Monticello’s historic gardens that previously belonged to Thomas Jefferson. Hatch also worked with First Lady Michelle Obama to create the White House Kitchen Garden.

Other activities include a tree dedication and a lecture on connecting gardening and the community.

WHERE: Various locations, MU campus

WHEN: Various times, Tuesday, Aug. 26

NOTE: Events are free and open to the public. For a full schedule of events visit:


“Mizzou Botanic Gardens ”

Schedule of Events:

10 a.m., August 26, North Side of MU Sinclair School of Nursing

  • Kindness Tree Dedication

2 p.m., August 26, Jesse Wrench Auditorium, Memorial Union

  • Lecture: Connecting Gardening and Community

7 p.m., August 26, The Columns Ballroom, Reynolds Alumni Center

  • Lecture: Monticello: The Gardens of Thomas Jefferson