Gardens

A Passion for Nature: Ladies & the Great Outdoors

March 1, 2019

March is Women’s History Month, which serves as a commemoration of how far women have advanced in terms of equality and a celebration of the vital role of women in American history. By…

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Ultimate Fall Planting Guide: When, What & Why

September 18, 2017

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…

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Planting for Pollinators

June 8, 2016

Creating a garden that attracts pollinators is beneficial to the ecosystem and a fun family activity. Everyone enjoys watching a butterfly light on a flower or a bumblebee lumber from…

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The Dooleys’ Vision for Maymont

March 16, 2016

On March 16, 1926, Maymont opened to an expectant public, about six months after Mrs. Dooley’s death.  Before that day, visiting the Dooleys’ home had been by invitation only, but…

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Bye Bye Spikes & Spines, Hello Sweet Scents

March 2, 2016
Photo Credit Ryan Somma

Maymont has traded a bed of thorns for a breath of sweetly scented air. The former cactus garden, an area marked on a 1934 topographical map as “flowers,” was reimagined…

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