Peggy Cornett is the Curator of Plants at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, where she has worked for more than 38 years. She holds degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Delaware’s Longwood Graduate Program. Peggy worked in the restored gardens of Old Salem, North Carolina, Oak Alley Plantation, Vacherie, Louisiana, and served as director of the Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants. Recently she was made an Honorary Member in the Garden Club of Virginia, an honor reserved for those whose service and qualifications are exemplary.
In this video interview, Peggy answers questions and speaks off the cuff about Monticello’s world-famous vegetable garden.
Photos are courtesy of Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello