Weekends in March, April and May.
Maymont springs into spring with an action-packed, wonder-filled season brimming with programs and events for all interests and age groups showcasing every facet of this American estate. Get up close and personal with the goats, enjoy an in-depth look at the gardens, or chat with a Victorian lady! Fees vary for activities; some activities are weather- dependent. For information, call 804-358-7166, ext. 310.
NEW! Elegant Entertaining
Dominion Family Easter
Saturday, April 19, 10am-3pm, Carriage House Lawn
Visit Maymont for one of Richmond’s favorite Easter traditions! Guests will enjoy an egg hunt, crafts, games and other fun filled activities. Fees vary for activities. For information, call 804-358-7166, ext. 310.
Spring Break Week
Monday-Friday, April 14-18
Spend spring break week at Maymont! Indoor exhibits including Maymont Mansion and the Nature Center will be open all week (even on Monday, when they are usually closed), and there will be something fun to do every day! Most programs require advance registration. For information, call 804-358-7166, ext. 310.
30th Annual Herbs Galore & More
Saturday, April 26, 8am-4pm, Carriage House Lawn
Put on your gardening shoes, grab your little red wagon and come out to the Marketplace on the Lawn for everyone’s favorite gardening extravaganza! Find more than 50 plant and craft vendors from the mid-Atlantic region selling herbs, annuals, perennials, heirloom plants, vegetables, trees, herbal cosmetics, garden ornaments, delicious food and other related products. Don’t miss Maymont’s “From One Garden to Another” fundraising booth, the old-fashioned plant swap with a twist, featuring a large collection of "recycled" garden-related items and great deals on donated plants including rooted cuttings, bulbs and shrubs. Check out our “Meet the Expert” speaker series – free with admission – highlighting a variety of topics for the gardening novice to the seasoned pro. $5 fee for the Marketplace/free for members. For information, call 804-358-7166, ext. 310.
Special Exhibition and Program Series
Tuesdays-Sundays through June 22, 12-5pm, Maymont Mansion
There’s always something new to see at Maymont Mansion! This spring, you’ll feel like an honored guest at one of the Dooleys’ extravagant social occasions when you tour the special exhibition, “Elegant Entertaining.” Through vintage photographs, luxury clothing of the era, lavish table settings and floral displays, the exhibition brings to life the social whirl of Gilded Age Richmond. Whether experiencing the Richmond scene, the extravagances of Newport’s millionaire set or the fantasy world of Downton Abbey, “Elegant Entertaining” allows a glimpse of an era of gracious living, conspicuous consumption, and scrupulous attention to the details of domestic service and etiquette. Guided tours offered every half-hour; last tour at 4:30pm. $5 suggested donation.
Related programs include “Visit the Victorians” (family tours and activities) and a special “Mother’s Day Tea” on May 10. Program fees vary. For information, call 804-358-7166, ext. 329.