Monday, July 23, 2012

Maymont

Bridge in the Japanese Garden

In Richmond, VA, we are lucky to have another fabulous public garden in town called Maymont.  This garden was the estate of the Dooley family from 1893 to 1925.  The 100-acre property boasts a fabulous tree collection, mansion, Children's Farm, wild animal collection, Italian garden, and a 100-year old Japanese Garden which is the largest of its kind in the USA.  It is walking distance from my house and has held a special place in my heart since the first time I visited during my very first trip to Richmond.  Here are a few photos from my visit last week.
Italian Garden
Staircase from the Italian Garden
Stepping stones in the Japanese Garden
Large Japanese maple in the Japanese Garden
Bridge in the Japanese garden
Bald cypress (Taxodium distichum)
American beech (Fagus grandifolia) known as the "graffiti tree'

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