Capital Campaign Updates & Projects


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Archived News, 2015

Current Projects


A new rain garden, adjacent to the Farm, is a beautiful addition that will to make a positive impact on the environment. This landscape is designed to slow and clean storm water runoff from the parking lot, reducing the amount of phosphorus and nitrogen that seep back into the James River watershed and the Chesapeake Bay. Plants in this area are hardy, strong-rooted perennials and grasses that can withstand a forceful water flow and wet or dry conditions. It is designed to be an inspiration for home-owning guests who can implement the same concepts in their own landscape. The garden was made possible in part with grant funding from the National Fisheries and Wildlife Foundation.

Conceptual Drawing


The Maymont Foundation is planning its first ever Foundation Headquarters to be located adjacent to the Farm parking lot at 1000 Westover and 1001 Spottswood. The relocation of staff offices responds to long identified needs: to consolidate administrative office and support in a central location for efficiency and effectiveness, and to re-purpose historic buildings for other mission-related activities.

Conceptual Drawing
SUP Application
SUP Application Plans
Applicant’s Statement/Report
Letters Received: Application, Civic Notice, Right of Way Closing, Street Alley Closing


The construction of a new centralized Horticulture Building will dramatically increase the efficiency of our horticulture, maintenance and public safety departments currently housed in various buildings across the estate. This 2,200 square ft. building includes repair bays, chemical/tool/equipment storage areas, offices, restrooms, and a break area for volunteers. An additional 3,500 sq. ft. covered area will accommodate storage of tractors, mowers, maintenance vehicles, golf carts, and a fueling pad.

Conceptual Drawing
Urban Design Committee Application
Neighborhood Meeting Slideshow Presentation – August 18, 2015
Map of Projects Considered, Planned, Designed or Under Construction
Planning Commission Meeting – September 8, 2015

We welcome your input on the Spirit of Generosity campaign projects. Email your comments to us.

Phase 1 Projects – Completed


The Farm at Maymont underwent its first renovation since it was relocated in 1983. Improvements and expansion at the site provide new guest amenities and create new program opportunities. Improvements include:

  • Barn renovation
  • New Classrooms for Programs and Birthday Parties
  • Restroom expansion and improvements
  • New Welcome Area
  • Expanded parking lot

Make your mark along the Path to the Pastures: Purchase a commemorative engraved paver to be placed at the Farm entrance.

Conceptual Drawing
Urban Design Committee Application
Children’s Farm Renderings

To learn more about capital campaign giving opportunities or endowment gifts, email Maymont Director of Advancement and Development Anne DuBois or call  her at 804-358-7166, ext. 321.