Boxerwood Nature Center
& Woodland Garden

A Virginia Center For Environmental Education Excellence

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. Award Winning 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

at Boxerwood


Join us on Friday, May 26 for Music In The Garden with the Red Hill Band. Thanks to our generous sponsors, this is a free concert.

The Red Hill Band

This Shenandoah Valley group will entertain us with their special blend of Americana - a mix of rock, blues,and country music that will have you up and dancing in the Boxerwood meadow. 




Japanese Snowbell                                           Rhododendron



Rockbridge Bird Club's monthly "Birding at Boxerwood" walk is coming up

on Saturday, June 3 at 8 a.m.  Join us!  We've seen more than 85 species over 

the course of the year

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Calling All Nature Stewards! You won't want to miss best selling author Richard Louv's presentation "Plug Into Nature" on Thursday, May 18 at 7 p.m. at Mary Baldwin University in Staunton.

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