Internship Maymont Horticulture

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Internship Maymont Horticulture

  1. 1. Maymont Horticulture October 8, 2008
  2. 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. 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. 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. 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. 6. Horticulture Department <ul><li>We are responsible for the maintenance of the all the vegetation at Maymont </li></ul>
  7. 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. 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. 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. 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. 11. Italian Garden
  12. 12. Italian Garden
  13. 13. Italian Garden
  14. 14. Japanese Garden
  15. 15. Japanese Garden
  16. 16. Japanese Garden
  17. 17. Daylily Bed/Butterfly Garden
  18. 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. 19. An Important Lesson in Plant Identification
  20. 20. Eagle Habitat
  21. 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>
  22. 23. In Conclusion <ul><li>Weed </li></ul><ul><li>Water </li></ul><ul><li>Plant </li></ul>

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