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 28 - Carrington Kay

originial accoustic music  


Carrington Kay, an acoustic trio from Roanoke, will perform this Friday evening from 6:30 to 8:00 at Boxerwood.  The band consists of Rob Carrington Smith on guitar and vocals; Kristen Kay Smith on violin, piano and vocals; and Curt Baker on slide. 

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  



Members of the Rockbridge Bird Club invite bird enthusiasts to join them the first Saturday of every month to go birding at Boxerwood.  

Next walk is September 5 at 7:30 am

Eco Book Club   

Enjoy reading and then sharing your thoughts on environmentally oriented literature.
Our September book is The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert, who gained  acclaim for her memoir Eat, Pray, Love.  In this new work Gilbert turns to fiction, telling the story of Alma Whittaker, a woman botanist in the 19th century whose decision to study moss is as rare as she is. 
Meet at the Boxerwood Pavilion, Wednesday, September 16, 3:30pm.  New members are welcome.


Saturday, September 26

1 - 5pm

Featuring:  Halestone Dancers - Apple Pressing - Nature Crafts - Mom's Club

                  Bake Sale - Cider & Donuts - SPCA Pet Adoption

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