Colorful garden paths winding by historic treasures contribute to the enjoyable atmosphere of MacCallum More Museum and Gardens. MacCallum More is Scottish for “Home of the Clan” and was named by Mrs. Hudgins. The two-story, frame dwelling was designed by Richmond architect, Carl M. Lindner and is Colonial Revival in style. The formal gardens were begun in 1929 by Lucy Morton Hudgins, wife of Edward Wren Hudgins, former Chief Justice of The Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, and expanded by her son, Commander William Henry Hudgins, in the 1940s, 1960s, and 1970s. Areas of the gardens are dedicated to relations of the Hudgins/Morton families. Charles F. Gillette, a prominent Virginia landscape architect consulted on the design of the gardens. The gardens are enclosed by walls constructed of stones from the chimneys and foundations of numerous eighteenth and nineteenth century buildings that once stood in the surrounding countryside. There are numerous statues, structures, fountains, and artifacts, imported from Europe and the Far East by Commander Hudgins, in the gardens and adorning the stone walls. The organically maintained botanical gardens, arboretum and wildlife sanctuary contain beautiful, meandering paths, lined with boxwoods and dogwoods, revealing a 17th century Samurai warrior, a 1st century Roman Bust, a Spanish Cloister, eight imported Fountains and many other eclectic works of art. A herb and wildflower section features a wide variety of culinary, medicinal, tea, and dye plants with over 300 different cultivars, as well as beds of fragrance, cottage, butterfly, and Native American wildflowers. A newly established Arboretum contains over 100 different identified and labeled species. Also included are a white garden, a pink garden and a rose garden. The Gardens contain a Certified Backyard Wildlife Habitat area, as well as being an official site on the Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail.
This facility is operated in a nondiscriminatory basis with regards to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, age, or handicap.
Complaints of discrimination may be sent to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Washington, D.C. 20250.