Maymont was a dairy farm on the James River that was purchased by Major James H. Dooley and his wife in 1886. They carved a showplace out of the rough terrain of Henrico County, and had an opulent mansion completed in 1893. Maymont is an example of a wealthy American country home, a grand estate with luxurious landscaping.
The Dooleys traveled throughout the world gathering botanical specimens for the grounds. They constructed a 40 ft. waterfall cascading down from the Italian Gardens to flow through a series of ponds graced by azaleas, Japanese maples, twisted pines and well-manicured grassy areas. A picturesque Japanese Garden.
The Italian Garden was designed by Noland and Baskervill and completed by 1910. The garden incorporates traditional elements of the style, including stone terraces, geometric flower beds, and manicured evergreens. A Cascade Fountain, flowing from a carved lion's mouth descends from the promenade to the lower level of the garden.
Now maintained and operated by a private nonprofit foundation, it includes a Japanese Garden, Herb Garden. and a nationally respected Arboretum. Maymont's complex also features a Nature Center, Native Virginia Wildlife Exhibits, Children's Farm and Carriage Collection.
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