Celebrate Holiday Merriment at Maymont’s Old-Fashioned Christmas



Start the holiday season right with one of Richmond’s most beloved holiday traditions, Old-Fashioned Christmas at Maymont, on Sunday, December 3. Guests are invited to experience a celebration enjoyed by generations of families and revel in the merriment of the holiday season with an afternoon full of surprises and activities sure to please everyone. Upon …

Maymont Unwraps Plan for Holiday Ornament Series



The holiday season is just around the corner, and when it comes time to put up your tree, you’ll want to save a branch for Maymont’s first-ever commemorative ornament! This limited release is the inaugural piece in a planned series featuring local artists. Starting November 13, the first 80 people to purchase a family membership …

NEW! Explore Maymont by Golf Cart



  Guests will be able to experience Maymont’s dynamic history and beautiful landscape in a whole new way beginning this weekend, October 7-8. On Saturdays and Sundays (weather permitting), guests can book a private golf cart ride – complete with their own personal tour guide – to explore Maymont’s 100 acres of rolling hills, fascinating …

Maymont Serves Up its First Fine-Dining Experience



Closing one of the first crisp days of fall, the sun glows amber as it sets over the picturesque Italian Garden. The garden’s roses – bright, fragrant and in full bloom – surround the pergola, lined with dining tables and draped in soft café lights. A light breeze rustles the Magnolia leaves and makes gentle …

Ultimate Fall Planting Guide: When, What & Why



  Ahhh, the cooler temperatures of autumn! They are met annually with celebration, like a prize earned for enduring a Central Virginia summer. Fall is a great season for evaluation and renovation in the landscape and in the garden because of lower temperatures and higher rainfall. Fall is surely the best time of year to …

Celebrating National Animal Keeper Appreciation Week (July 16-22)



  Our Zoology department, comprised of Aquarists and Animal Keepers, is the do-it-all team! They perform a wide range of tasks from exhibit cleaning and maintenance to assisting our veterinarian with medical procedures. Whether it’s an aquarist crawling in tight places to work on an aquarium’s Life Support System, or an Animal Keeper trekking through …

New Dooley Biography by Mary Lynn Bayliss Published



  The publication of Dr. Mary Lynn Bayliss’ book “The Dooleys of Richmond: Two Generations of an Irish Immigrant Family in the Old and New South,” published in April by the University of Virginia Press, is a landmark occasion for the Dooleys’ estate Maymont. The engaging new book is the first full-length biography of the …

You “Otter” Know



Our newest furry family members, Louis and his female pal, made their debut last week at the Nature Center. We hope you’ll visit soon to see these rescued otters in action, but if you can’t get to Maymont, you’ll still be able to watch them dive and swim on our proposed Otter Cam. With your …

Heartwarming Memories Made at Maymont



  We were so moved by this sweet story told by one of Maymont’s special guests, Dr. Gail B. Newton, who brought her grandchildren to the Members’ Otter Preview last Monday, May 15, we had to share. Thanks to Dr. Newton for reminding us of the magic of making memories at Maymont. “Nothing touches your …

Otterly Exciting News!



  They’re coming! Richmond’s favorite aquatic mammals, North American river otters (Lontra canadensis), will delight us all at Maymont once again beginning Tuesday, May 16. A male and a female, both approximately two years old, will live in the otter exhibit at the Robins Nature & Visitor Center. Both otters were found raiding crayfish farms …