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Internship   Maymont Horticulture
Internship   Maymont Horticulture
Internship   Maymont Horticulture
Internship   Maymont Horticulture
Internship   Maymont Horticulture
Internship   Maymont Horticulture
Internship   Maymont Horticulture
Internship   Maymont Horticulture
Internship   Maymont Horticulture
Internship   Maymont Horticulture
Internship   Maymont Horticulture
Internship   Maymont Horticulture
Internship   Maymont Horticulture
Internship   Maymont Horticulture
Internship   Maymont Horticulture
Internship   Maymont Horticulture
Internship   Maymont Horticulture
Internship   Maymont Horticulture
Internship   Maymont Horticulture
Internship   Maymont Horticulture
Internship   Maymont Horticulture
Internship   Maymont Horticulture
Internship   Maymont Horticulture
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  • 1. Maymont Horticulture October 8, 2008
  • 2. Maymont History <ul><li>Major James Dooley and Sallie Dooley </li></ul><ul><li>Acquired 100 acres of land in 1886 </li></ul><ul><li>The mansion was completed several years later </li></ul>
  • 3. About the Park <ul><li>In 1925 the estate was given to the city of Richmond </li></ul><ul><li>In 1975 the Maymont Foundation took responsibility for the maintenance and preservation of the estate </li></ul><ul><ul><li>However the park is still owned by the City of Richmond </li></ul></ul>
  • 4. Maymont Foundation <ul><li>Maymont Foundation is a private organization responsible for the care of Maymont park </li></ul><ul><li>Non-profit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The park is free to the public and runs solely on donations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>It takes the foundation approximately $3.6 million a year to keep the park open and free to the public </li></ul></ul></ul>
  • 5. Horticulture at Maymont <ul><li>Mrs. Dooley had a passion for horticulture </li></ul><ul><li>She is responsible for the Italian and Japanese Gardens and the arboretum </li></ul>
  • 6. Horticulture Department <ul><li>We are responsible for the maintenance of the all the vegetation at Maymont </li></ul>
  • 7. Head of Horticulture <ul><li>Responsibilities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Getting people to make donations specifically for horticulture projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Designing the gardens </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tree and bench donations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Budget of the department </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Irrigation and water use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>General state of the park </li></ul></ul>
  • 8. The Rest of Us <ul><li>3 basic ideas used to keep Maymont looking great… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Weed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Water </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plant </li></ul></ul>
  • 9. Environmental Practices <ul><li>Limited use of pesticides and fertilizers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A license is required to spray many pesticides and their use one plant may adversely affect others </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use of fertilizers without chemicals </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Water conservation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>While Maymont does use a large amount of water to keep the plants alive we try to limit our use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>i.e. Water isn’t free and there is a budget to follow </li></ul></ul></ul>
  • 10. Basic but not Simple <ul><li>Maymont is home to over 200 species of plants </li></ul><ul><li>Both native and exotic plants </li></ul><ul><li>A number of the trees and plants in the gardens are those originally planted by the Dooleys </li></ul>
  • 11. Italian Garden
  • 12. Italian Garden
  • 13. Italian Garden
  • 14. Japanese Garden
  • 15. Japanese Garden
  • 16. Japanese Garden
  • 17. Daylily Bed/Butterfly Garden
  • 18. Eagle & Raptor Habitat <ul><li>This was our BIG project this summer </li></ul><ul><li>It opened September 13 th </li></ul>
  • 19. An Important Lesson in Plant Identification
  • 20. Eagle Habitat
  • 21. Other Gardens <ul><li>Cactus Garden </li></ul><ul><li>Courtyard </li></ul><ul><li>Via Florum </li></ul><ul><li>Vegetable Garden </li></ul><ul><li>Herb Garden </li></ul><ul><li>Horticulture is also responsible for the maintenance of all fountains in the park </li></ul>
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  • 23. In Conclusion <ul><li>Weed </li></ul><ul><li>Water </li></ul><ul><li>Plant </li></ul>

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