Museum News

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.

It’s almost wedding season!

Hello All,

Fountain in the Enchanted Garden

Here is the very first wedding post! I know many of you brides are wanting to see pictures of the garden during a ceremony to give you a better idea of the way it will look and so on,  so here are some photos! These were taken by Seth Roberts Photography for Jade and Matt’s wedding September 2010.

The Enchanted Garden before the ceremony

Guests before the ceremony

Walking down the aisle


Wedding Party infront of the Poe Shrine

Jade and Matt

Matt and Groomsmen in the Enchanted Garden

Jade and Wedding Party

Jade and Matt with Poe

More to come! We’re booking up quickly for the rest of the year, send me and email if you are interested in an appointment to see the garden and more information. [email protected]

Seth Roberts Photography contact information:

Seth & Emily Roberts
(804) 562-8861
[email protected]

Enjoy this beautiful Richmond day!


Notes from the Education Department

Hello from the Education and Events Coordinator. I book school groups and try to make sure Poe Museum programs are both fun AND educational. I also ensure that events like our fabulous Unhappy Hour series go smoothly.

Our first Unhappy Hour this year will be on April 28th and will have a “Mystery” theme since Poe is the father of the modern detective story and since 2011 marks the 170th anniversary of the publication of “The Murders In The Rue Morgue.” Watch this space for more information on this and other exciting Poe Museum events.

For now I will leave you with a silly LOLRaven I discovered this morning:

Until next time …

— Melanie

Blog blog blog

Hey all,

First blog here from the Poe Collections Manager. We have some amazing artifacts on view that have to do with our favorite author. We are always moving things around and showing off new books – will update soon.

Come see our new Poe Revealed temporary exhibit and our permament exhibits. You will be able to see great works on paper, clothing, hair (!) and much much more!!!!!

-Megan Zeoli