In 2001, John Kluge gave his 7,379 acre Morven Farm to the University of Virginia. As a resource for the University’s collaborative research and teaching, Morven’s archival records, social and cultural history, landscape and gardens bring together a wealth of scholarship with innovative research and recent advances in technology. As a place-based representative of the large history of human and natural systems of the region, Morven today serves the University as a destination for critical thinking and experimentation.
UVA currently retains 2,913 acres, which includes forty-three buildings and a core property to be held in perpetuity. From the breathtaking Formal Gardens, a real Japanese Garden, immense horse barns, historic homes, the meeting barn complete with a plush movie theater, and a one-acre kitchen garden – Morven is a one-of-a-kind place tucked away just down the road from Monticello.
Morven is always open to new ideas and constantly seeks to partner with UVA students and faculty, as well as community members and national organizations. If you would like to learn more about Morven and how you can contribute to this ever-evolving landscape, please visit the website: http://www.uvafoundation.com/morven