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, that 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 and Activities




Music In The Garden - next concert

August 14 - Lord Nelson

                                   (original indie rock) 

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 


Enjoy reading and then sharing your thoughts on environmentally oreinted literature.  Our next meeting will be July 15 at 3:30 here at Boxerwood and we are reading Bernd Heinrich's Life Everlasting: the Animal Way of Death. New members are always welcome. 


Nature Explorers Summer Camps 

August 11 - 14 - Campers 3 years of age to Rising 3rd Graders (Full at this time)

more information here


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