Maymont Foundation

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United States of America - Virginia - Richmond

Institution Code: MRV

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

About the Maymont Foundation

Maymont Foundation will preserve and celebrate Maymont as a museum and park for the pleasure and education of everyone.

In 1886, Major and Mrs. James Dooley acquired a former dairy farm on the James River and transformed the 100-acre tract into an American estate that reflected the opulence and extravagance of the Gilded Age. Their home, Maymont, was bequeathed to the City of Richmond in 1925. Today the estate is appreciated as an unusually complete example of an American country place of the Gilded Age in which magnificent landscaping was an essential part.

Main Address:
Maymont Foundation
1700 Hampton Street
Virginia 23220 United States of America

Telephone: (804) 358-7166
Fax: (804) 358-9994
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Norman Burns, II, Executive Director
    Curator's Name: Peggy Singlemann, Director of Horticulture
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Peggy Singlemann, Director of Horticulture
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 4
    Educational Staff Number:
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Municipal: Yes
  • Date founded: 1925
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 8 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 32 Hectares
  • Total Area: 40 Hectares
    Latitude: 37.5331920
    Longitude: -77.4745100
    Annual Rainfall: 1115 mm
    Altitude: 45.72 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Maymont
  • Local Address: 1700 Hampton Street
  • Locality: City: Richmond
  • Locality: State: Virginia

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: No
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 40
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: No
    Published Plant Catalogue: No
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: No
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 500000
    Number of Volunteers: 400

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 5000
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 400
  • Special Collections:Aceraceae, Anacardiaceae, Aquifoliaceae, Berberaceae, Betulaceae, Bignoniaceae, Buxaceae, Calycanthaceae, Caprifoliaceae, Cephalotaxaceae, Cornaceae, Cupressaceae, Ericaceae, Fagaceae, Hamamelidaceae, Hippocastanaceae, Juglandaceae, Luguminosae, Magnoliaceae
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Invasive Species Policy: No
    ABS Policy: No
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: No
    Medicinal Plant Programme: No
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: No
    Reintroduction Programme: No

Research Programmes

  • Horticulture: Yes
    Restoration Ecology: Yes
    Sustainability: Yes
    Urban Environments: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes