Mother’s Day Around Richmond, VA
Richmond. This hidden gem of the Virginia commonwealth is home to countless historical landmarks and neighborhoods, museums and a long heritage of gastronomic innovation. Close to so many other attractions for sport and fine arts throughout Virginia, Richmond is a great destination for your Mother’s Day holiday. Read on for some of our favorite highlights of Richmond, and for our top picks for things to do on Mother’s Day.
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
A hidden gem of the Richmond area, Mom and whole family will delight in the colors, scents, and beauty of May bloom under the Virginia sunshine this Mother’s Day. Here at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, visitors can tour stunning architecture and a variety of immersive landscapes, including the cherry tree walk, rose garden, and showcase of woods and flowers around the Sydnor Lake. End your visit with a stop by the garden shop, where sustainably sourced and charming additions make for great Mother’s Day gifts to spice up the living room, kitchen or garden at home.
Another way to enjoy the May weather and bloom with the whole family is taking Mom out to strawberry picking at any of the number of farms around the Richmond area. This is a great photo opportunity and an engaging way to interact and get to see a different side of Richmond, all with a delicious bounty of fresh strawberries for the rest of your travels.
Come meet some of the best in small business, independent artists, creativity, and artisans of the Richmond area at the Carytown Market. This is a great way for Mom and the family to browse the burgeoning art scene of Richmond all while finding that one-of-a-kind gift for this Mother’s Day.
Tea at Center Hill Mansion Museum
Take Mom to enjoy a relaxing and delicious tea time at one of Richmond’s most beautiful venues, Center Hill Mansion Museum! Here, Mom can enjoy freshly made scones, sweets, and savory finger sandwiches accompanied by an esteemed selection of teas, and tour Center Hill just as numerous US Presidents have throughout the nation’s history.
Dining around Richmond
Of course, we haven’t forgotten the main event of Mother’s Day: brunch! Or indeed, tea, dinner, or all three. And with the selection of talented chefs, kitchens, eateries, and restaurants around Richmond, moms of every palate and taste will find themselves truly spoiled for options. The Jefferson Hotel is a grandiose experience renowned for its assortment of finger foods and scones at their tea service, while The Fancy Biscuit is another local establishment beloved for its selection of pastries and baked goods that are delicious in house as they are delivered or on-the-go. Our highlight is Andre’s Grill, and how they’ve elevated brunch classics with a tasteful selection of ingredients, where the smoked salmon omelets with boursin cheese stands out among carefully crafted Eggs Benedict and French toast.
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