Bob Hill Honored with Maymont House Benevolent Society Award



  Over the course of more than three decades, Bob Hill has been one of Maymont’s most faithful friends, helping to preserve the historic estate and sustain it for the future. As a tribute to his long term support, Maymont honored Bob Hill as a model of exceptional stewardship with the 2017 Maymont House Benevolent …

Maymont Mourns the Loss of Its Gray Fox



  The Maymont family is deeply saddened by the recent loss of Cane, the gray fox, who passed away last week at the age of 14. The long-time resident of the fox habitat had geriatric conditions including significant arthritis in his legs and spine, and he was no longer responding favorably to medical care. Consequently, …

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. …

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 …