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

Community Education --- Boxerwood is a "living lab."

  • NEWTS (Nature Emulating Water Treatment System) cleans our own waste water.
  • Rain gardens filter runoff helping to prevent erosion.
  • T-Rex (Thermo-dynamic Regulatory Exchange) Solar Collector heats the water we use for heating in Munger Lodge.
  • Information boards throughout the garden hold information about habitats, plants, and animal behaviour.
  • Munger Lodge, the Welcome Center, has reference books, pamphlets on plant care, and birding.

We Serve our Community Through


Adult & Community Programs

Garden Tours & Workshops

Gardening tips published each month and emailed to members and other interested persons (See Garden Notes on Menu Bar)

Facebook opportunities to ask gardening questions 

Festivals when the community is invited to tour the garden and take part in special educational activiites

Site for the Rockbridge Master Naturalist classes

Bird Walks the first Saturday mornings of each month conducted by the Rockbridge Bird Club

Informative booklet about Rain Gardens(with the City of Lexington)

Participation in Woods Creek Restoration Days since its inception.


Youth Programs

Dale Waller Early Childhood in Nature Program (pre-school)

Project N.E.S.T. (school-day programs in partnership with three local school divisions, K – grade 7)

Boxerwood After School (Maury River MS Project NEXT)

Boxerwood Summer Camps (pre-K through grade 4)

   2017 Camp Weeks: June 5-9 pre-K Camp (4-5 year olds)

                                June 12-16 Current K to 2nd Grade

                                August 7-11 (4 year olds - rising 3rd grade)


Partnering with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation to provide a Middle School Bay Trip for as many as 85 students.