Today’s Local Feature comes from the remarkable city of Richmond, VA. Within the 100 acres of The Maymont Victorian Estate are breath-taking Italian and Japanese gardens, an Arboretum, a Children’s farm and a Wildlife exhibit which serves as a sanctuary for Injured and orphaned animals.
I spent hours marveling at the century old incredibly curated tree collection, noted as one of the best Arboretums on the East coast! Maymont is a delightful place to visit, it transports you to a different places depending on the garden you are in or landscape you are surrounded by. It is also a FREE park with easy to access paths and a trolley at a small charge.
INSIDER’S TIP: As you more from one garden to the next, be careful to follow the cleared paths set out by the landscape architects. The gardens are laid out so you can only see one at a time, making you fully enjoy each one with out the distraction of what garden is to come. In this particular instance, it is very rewarding to follow the rules.
FUN FACT: There are over 200 species of exotic plants and trees represented at the Maymont Estate. SO COOL for a tree hugger like me! (I’m half kidding about the tree hugging bit)