Monday, August 20, 2007

Field Trip: Maymont in Richmond, Virginia

In search of a grotto and some quiet, reflective time - I grabbed my camera this past weekend and went to Richmond. To Maymont. It was just what I needed and the afternoon breathed new life into my August-garden blahs. Heady-scented roses, a waterfall, rolling hills, a Gilded Age mansion, huge trees from all over the world that offered shade and, in some cases, the scent of cedar. And, a chance to see a real grotto. It felt like another time and place altogether . . .

Waterfall in the Japanese Garden

Sundial in the Herb Garden

Roses in the Italian Garden

The Maymont Estate

Salvia

Pergola in the Italian Garden

The Grotto!

The Grotto - the area in front is tiled and includes a small pool.

Fountains in the Italian Garden

Phlox and gazebo

2 comments:

carrol said...

Wonderful pictures! especially after being locked in the airconditioning for what seems like forever..those garden paths look so fresh and inviting.

TheGrowGirls said...

Look at that grotto! fantastic! I love the sound of running water in a garden.