Pavilion Gardens


Thomas Jefferson is famed as much for his intellectual accomplishments as for his statecraft. Monticello and the Declaration of Independence stand as monuments to his brilliance. But Jefferson's restless mind ranged widely over any number of given subjects. The Pavilion Gardens located at the University of Virginia are a legacy of Jefferson's obsession with botany and gardening. The gardens are divided into a West Pavilion and an East Pavilion, and are today a favorite haunt of UVA students. Jefferson, who founded the University, intended the gardens to be as much an object of study as a place to study. Plants and trees as diverse as magnolias, pecans, peonies, and ash trees line the walks in classical symmetry. Contact the University of Virginia for information about campus tours; garden tours are not offered. The Pavilion Gardens are located on the campus of the University of Virginia ? "Mr. Jefferson's University." (434-924-3239)


The Lawn
University of Virginia Campus
Charlottesville, VA 22903


38.03438100, -78.50419200
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(434) 924-3239

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