Over a century ago, James and Sallie May Dooley carefully selected over 200 species of trees and plants to decorate their riverside estate. Many of these same trees provide shade for the families that visit Maymont today, with nearly 20 ranked as state and national champions for their species.
Time and weather will eventually take their toll on even the strongest trees, such as the 150-year-old Tulip Poplar that fell last year after a series of heavy rains. For generations, its enormous trunk and spreading crown made it a popular site for weddings, picnics, class trips, and family photos. Perhaps you have a few photos of it in your own collection?
Now, we are asking for your support to replant the Tulip Poplar and provide funding for the ongoing preservation of the historical landscape.
You can help ensure that Maymont’s arboretum continues to inspire generations to come by donating today! The first $10,000 raised of our $25,000 goal will be generously matched by True Timber Arborists.