Maymont Japanese Gardens in Richmond, Virginia, is located on a 100 acres of American estate, and this generous and extraordinary gift given by James and Sallie Dooley, offers something for everyone to enjoy, either strolling through the lush gardens, taking a leisurely tour through the mansion or just relaxing by the river and watching the otters at play. There are several garden styles at Maymont, and as one descends into the Japanese gardens through its very distinct gates, you step into a garden that is cool, shaded and intimate, an ideal setting for reflective thoughts and tranquil meditation. The Maymont Japanese Gardens exudes a subtle beauty, with a minimal use of flowers, yet featuring various shades of green, brown and grey. Stroll along the water's edge in spring and admire the water iris in bloom, and in summer see the floating blooms of the water lilies.The appearance of cherry blossoms reminds one of the passing of time. The Maymont Japanese Gardens have been renovated over the years, and now there are raked sand pools, various water areas, stone grouping and well pruned trees and shrubs. Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life with a visit to Maymont Japanese Gardens, and enjoy a tranquil and relaxing time in our serene gardens.