Maymont is Clothed in Blossoms for Spring

April 6, 2015 at 3:12 pm Leave a comment

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Spring is here, and Maymont is clothed in blossoms. The Yoshino cherry trees that welcome guests near the Hampton Street Gate are in bloom complimenting hundreds of flowering plants from magnolias to daffodils.

Maymont’s Japanese Garden is beautiful as plants emerge from winter dormancy.  Buds are breaking on the Japanese maples, and Iris are growing with clean green new leaves. The koi fish are active and children enjoy pointing out the large colored fish as they travel the stepping stones.

The horticulture staff has been busy replacing tired azaleas on the island with Nandina ‘Pink Blush’ and Distylium ‘Vintage Jade’. Three mature Japanese maples were moved into the garden, and each tree was carefully placed to complement its growth habit.

I encourage you to come watch spring unfold in Maymont’s gardens. It is a sight to behold!  While here take a tour of Maymont Mansion and enjoy the Haviland china in the exhibit “A Passion for Nature.”  I personally took the tour and enjoyed seeing the Dooley’s own passion for nature through their collection of decorative arts.

I look forward to seeing you soon!

Peggy

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