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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Come and See What's Blooming Now


          Hellibore                                                  Wintersweet                                                       Witch Hazel         


Upcoming Events and Activities

at Boxerwood



Saturday, March 4, 2017 

1:00 - 4:00 pm

 at Boxerwood Lodge

  Encourage bluebirds and other cavity-nesting birds to raise a family in your yard by providing nest boxes. To
  help you get started, we are holding a nest box-building workshop on Saturday, March 4. Peter Hamel, a Park Service Ranger, will talk about bluebirds and other cavity-nesting birds. Peter will also walk us along the bluebird trail at Boxerwood to demonstrate nest box monitoring and maintenance.

Nest box construction will follow from 1:45-4:00 p.m. A workshop fee of $20 payable at the door will cover the cost of a construction kit (pre-cut lumber, hardware, and hardware cloth) to make one side-opening nest box and an entry hold guard. Volunteers will provide tools and assistance.

PARTICIPANTS MUST REGISTER NO LATER THAN MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13 TO RESERVE KITS. To register, please call or e-mail Bonnie Bernstein (; tel. 540-460-9147). Please provide your name and indicate the number of kits you wish to reserve.


The Fairy Forest is Open Daily - click for info! 



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

on Saturday, March 4 at 8am.  Join us!  We've seen more than 85 species over 

the course of the year


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