Last year I saw pictures of Maymont gardens on a few friends' blogs and have wanted to go ever since. On Saturday we made the trip to Richmond to check it out. It was beautiful even without all the flowers in bloom. Did we miss them or are they not out yet? I don't know, but it didn't seem to matter. It was a pretty long trek to get to the gardens, and since we didn't have tons of time, we had to make a choice. Italian or Japanese? We (or really I) chose Japanese, and none of us were disappointed.
View on the walk to the garden:
There is a bear exhibit on the way to the garden as well. The real bears were too far away to get a clear picture, but this statue was right there on the path.
Inside the Japanese garden:
I want to go back and see the Italian gardens as well as Maymont mansion. There is also a petting zoo that we didn't have time to see, but I think Luke would love it.