Did You Know? Maymont is a Mid-Atlantic Gardening Treasure

 

The family and I went to Maymont in Richmond, VA this weekend and I thought that I would share some of my pictures with you. If you’re from the Richmond area, you’ve certainly heard of Maymont and probably visited more than a few times. But since this blog is intended for gardeners from New York to Virginia and everywhere in between, I thought it would be nice to share with other gardeners in the Mid-Atlantic gardening region. As a side note, I worked at Maymont from May of 1997 to February of 1998 and it was a wonderful experience. I worked under the Director of Horticulture, Peggy Singlemann, and I learned so much! I hope you enjoy the pictures!

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This is the beautiful Deodar Cedar that greets you as you enter from The Children's Farm

 

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The chickens are the first animals to greet you at the farm...in this picture they are waiting for their feed

 

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There are all sorts of animals at The Children's Farm including this sheep who is being fed by a beautiful little girl (she's my daughter BTW)

 

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Maymont has a delightful vegetable garden where visitors can learn all about the ins-and-outs of veggie gardening

 

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Even in January, this sycamore offers inspiration to those who are weary from the winter

 

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This Sciadopitys verticillata's evergreen foliage welcomes visitors into the Japanese Garden

 

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The Japanese Garden is full of rolling hills and various shades of green, even in winter

 

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In the Japanese Garden, kids of all ages will enjoy the stepping stones across the pond (that's my son and husband in case you are wondering)

 

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Another view of the Japanese Garden from the far side of the pond looking back towards the entrance

 

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As you ascend from the Japanese Garden and look back, this is the view. The James River is in the background...breathtaking

 

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Once you make your way up the hill from the Japanese Garden, the Italian Garden is waiting. Even in winter it is striking

 

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The wisteria wrapped pergola in the Italian Garden is a favorite for weddings...imagine how beautiful it is when the wisteria is in bloom

 

 

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The Robin's Nature and Visitor Center at Maymont can be seen in the distance

 

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As you leave the Nature Center you are able to appreciate the beauty that is Maymont

 

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This is my favorite picture from the day...my family enjoying a beautiful January Saturday in Richmond

 

I hope that you have enjoyed touring Maymont with me today. For those that aren’t familiar with Richmond, Maymont was left to the City of Richmond by the Dooleys as a testament to horticulture and the giving nature of its citizens. I’d love to hear your stories of your visits to Maymont or if you plan to visit soon. Leave me a comment below or e-mail me at stacey@midatlanticgardening.com. Happy gardening!