Enter to Win a Family Four-Pack of Tickets to Garden Glow at Maymont

An enchanting new experience will brighten nights at Maymont this fall as the Japanese Garden becomes a mesmerizing, illuminated landscape for “Garden Glow,” held nightly from Saturday, October 27th to Sunday, November 11th, 6 to 10pm. During the peak of fall colors, families and nature lovers of all ages can admire colorful sparkles and shimmers within the cascading waterfall, stroll among towering trees that stand aglow, and marvel at the breathtaking illuminations of winding waterways, rolling hills, bridges and lanterns. Highlights in the garden also will include two giant lighted sculptures, designed and created by members of Ikebana of Richmond – an organization that supports the art form of Japanese flower arrangement.

In addition to the landscape in lights, a schedule of fun Japanese cultural activities, displays and entertainment will be offered at The Robins Nature & Visitor Center where guests arrive for transport to the garden. Attendees can discover more about Japanese customs, past and present, as they participate in interactive projects like fan-making, calligraphy, origami and miniature boat building. Other fantastic sights and sounds will include drumming performances by River City Taiko, live music performed with a koto (a Japanese stringed instrument), calligraphy demonstrations and other exhibitions. A rotating display of Ikebana floral arrangements will illustrate the appreciation for plants and nature in Japanese culture. Food and beverages also will be available for purchase. Specific schedules of activities and entertainment will vary nightly.


Garden Glow tickets may be purchased online in advance at a discount: $12 adults / $7 children ages 4-12 / free for children ages 3 and under. Maymont members receive a discount online or at the door. Tickets also will be available onsite during the event, depending on availability. The time on the ticket denotes the time for transportation from The Robins Nature & Visitor Center to the Japanese Garden.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Garden Glow web page or call 804-358-7166, ext. 310.

Parking and Transportation Details

Parking for Garden Glow at Maymont is free and will be located at the Robins Nature & Visitor Center at 2201 Shields Lake Drive in Richmond, Virginia. Guests are invited to enjoy the activities, entertainment, displays and refreshments located in the Visitor Center, before or after their self-guided garden experience. Transportation to and from the Japanese Garden will be provided via golf carts, and a wheelchair-friendly van will be available for guests using a mobility device. The event will be held rain or shine, except in the case of severe weather. Guests are encouraged to wear weather-appropriate clothing and footwear suited for walking.

Enter to Win

This contest has now closed.

Enter to Win a family four-pack of tickets to Maymont’s Garden Glow. Entries must be received by Noon on October 17th.  The winner will be announced on by Noon on October 18th.
**The winner will be notified by email. Maymont will contact the winner directly to claim the Garden Glow family four-pack. Capacity for the event is limited. The winner will be able to select an event date and time based on current availability when the reservation is placed with Maymont.

Since 1975, Maymont has been maintained and operated by the nonprofit Maymont Foundation. To keep the estate open and free to the public, the Foundation must raise more than $3 million each year – 91% of its operating budget – through private donations and events like Garden Glow.