Boxerwood Nature Center
& Woodland Garden

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

Nature Explorer's Camp

"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 dedicated to educating and inspiring people of all ages to become successful stewards of the Earth.


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Upcoming Events




Event Dates For Spring and Summer


April Earth Arts Month

A variety of events related to the arts will be held throughout the Woodland Garden at Boxerwood.

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Wildshots, April 19

The Rockbridge Camera Club is partnering with the Boxerwood Nature Center and Woodland Garden to sponsor WildShots, a unique photography event at Boxerwood. Participants will take nature photos at Boxerwood and then prepare selected photos for display and potential sale during a subsequent Boxerwood art show. This event is open to the general public, including members of the Rockbridge Camera Club.

The event will start on Sunday, April 19 at 4 pm in the Boxerwood Lodge with a presentation on the use of your camera for nature photography. Then participants will go into the garden to take photos for approximately two hours. Inexperienced photographers will be paired with a member of the Rockbridge Camera Club for assistance. Following the photo session in the garden, participants will meet in the Lodge for an instructional session on printing and mounting their photos.

Participants may then bring their mounted photographs for display and potential sale at the Boxerwood Art Show on Sunday, April 26. Rules for the Art Show are that all photographs must be taken at Boxerwood.


April 23rd  Kendal at Lexington's Anderson Building

As part of Boxerwood's "April Earth Arts", please join us Thursday, April 23rd in the Anderson building of Kendal at Lexington for a showing of Rivers and Tides the documentary of Andy Goldsworthy's intricate works of art made entirely with materials found in nature which are temporary in the physical realm but never forgotten emotionally. The movie begins at 7:15 and is free and open to the public.

Music In The Garden

Come to the Field at Boxerwood to enjoy an evening picnic and listen to local musicians perform.  These Friday evenings are free and open to the general public.  Picnicking begins at 5:30pm and the main musical performance is from 6:30pm to 8pm.

April 24 - Sarah Jane McDonald  Country

May 8 -The Fading Point   A Cappella Vocal Group from Southern Virginia U.

May 22- Vince Lewis & Nadine Chase   Classic Jazz

June 12 - Shester & Datz   Blue Grass and Old Time Music

June 26 - Honest Labor  Acoustic Blues

July 10 - SHH Trio   Modern Jazz

July 24 The Exiled Lexington CS Jam  Acoustic Mix

August 14 - Lord Nelson  Original Indie Rock

August 28 - Carrington Kay  Original Acoustic Music

September 11 - Coprolite  Jurasic Rock


Boxerwood Summer Camps

Nature Explorers Camp 

June Options

Session I  June 15 - 19  

Campers Pre-Schoolers ages 4 & 5

Session II June 22 - 26

Campers currently enrolled in grades K - 4

August Option

August 11 - 14

Campers 3 years of age to Rising 3rd Graders


More Camp information and details, click here