|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.
|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'|