Boxerwood Nature Center
& Woodland Garden

Open daily for self tours from Dawn to Dusk 963 Ross Road, Lexington VA

"Moreover, in this time of vast uncertainties, trees and shrubs are a relatively stable commodity; and the garden itself has a clear, bounden role to provide a retreat from the world, from the many and various sensory offenses inflicted upon all of us as concommitants of modern living."  Robert and Elizabeth Munger, 1977.



Boxerwood is a Nature Center and Woodland Garden located just outside Lexington, Virginia, is dedicated to educating and inspiring people of all ages to become successful stewards of the Earth.

Fifteen acres feature both native and unusual plant specimens from wetlands to forests to fields. Education programs  take place on site or at local schools and along local rivers. Families and the community enjoy periodic special events. The garden is open every day of the week during daylight hours. Visiting the garden is free, but we welcome donations and memberships.


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Upcoming Events


Music In The Garden - next concert June 12, Friday
featuring Shester & Datz  -- *Old Time & Blue Grass* 

Ten concerts are scheduled for the second and fourth Fridays of the month through mid-September, featuring area musicians from Roanoke to Charlottesville.  Music-goers should bring their own picnics, lawn chairs, blankets – and kids! In the event of rain, concerts will be canceled. Concerts begin at 6:30 pm in the Boxerwood Meadow.
more information here 

Eco Book Club 


Our next meeting will be June 10 at 3:30 here at Boxerwood and we are reading Bernd Heinrich's new book, The Homing Instinct: Meaning and Mystery in Animal Migration. New members welcome. 


Nature Explorers Summer Camps 
June 5, Friday - Deadline for registering for June summer camps, "Nature Explorers"


June 15 - 19  Session 1 - Campers Pre-Schoolers ages 4 & 5
June 22 - 26  Session 11 - Campers currently enrolled in grades K - 4
August 11 - 14 - Campers 3 years of age to Rising 3rd Graders

more information here


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