Museum News


Roses in the Enchanted Garden


Thought I’d post a few more pretty pictures from the Enchanted Garden at the Poe Museum for your enjoyment on this humid Monday.

(Just click the photo to be taken to a larger version of the image!)

Enchanted Garden roses in bloom

Enchanted Garden roses in bloom

Violets with Old Stone House in the background

Enchanted Garden flowers

There are still plenty of beautiful flowers blooming away, just in time for our next Unhappy Hour coming up this Thursday, May 26th, which will feature a visit from Poe’s mother, Elizabeth Arnold Hopkins Poe (as portrayed by Debbie Phillips).




Spring is coming to the Enchanted Garden


It is turning out to be a rather lovely late February day here at the Poe Museum (albeit a bit blustery).

The fountain in the garden is on for the first time since last fall.   It gets turned off during the winter to prevent unfortunate things like cracks and breakage during the cold winter months.

There are other signs that spring is on its way showing themselves all over the Enchanted Garden – more and more every day.

Here are a few photos I’ve taken of some harbingers of spring over the past couple of weeks:

Bulb growth in the Enchanted Garden
Daffodils beginning to poke through the soil

New grass in the Enchanted Garden
New grass (with the Old Stone House in the background)

First Flowers of Spring!
The first flowers I’ve spotted in the garden so far this year.

More early flowers in the Enchanted Garden
Some more flowers near the fountain

You, too, can share photos that you’ve taken in the garden at the Poe Museum by posting them in the Poe Museum photo group on Flickr (a great photo sharing website). It’s free to register, so why not share some of your Poe Museum photos with us?

Here’s a link to a flickr album I am using to attempt to document the onset of spring in this lovely little corner of the City of Richmond: Spring in the Enchanted Garden. Slowly but surely the garden is coming back to life after its winter rest.