New Office Manager

We are thrilled that Natalie has joined the Boxerwood staff as our Office Manager.

Annual Bird Seed & Suet Sale

Rockbridge Bird Club and Rockbridge Farmers Co-op are co-sponsoring their annual birdseed and suet sale to benefit Boxerwood. Order online or Print out & send checks to Boxerwood 963 Ross Rd, Lexington, VA 24450 10 a.m. to noon and 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Rockbridge Farmers Co-op

We Have Raised The Roof… THANK YOU!!

The long-awaited and much needed repairs to Munger Lodge’s roof are complete! We sincerely thank our 2018 Giving Tuesday donors for kicking off the roof fund and United Way of Rockbridge by the generous bequest of Ellen Charske for providing the grant to complete the work.

The Boxerwood Vision Tree

By Catrien van Assendelft, Executive Director We talk a lot about trees at Boxerwood, to our students, our guests, and among ourselves. There are many beautiful trees at Boxerwood, ones known to be frequently, literally, hugged. But we also have a new metaphorical tree on our minds lately – the Boxerwood vision tree which helps depict our thriving programs. Imagine …

Calling All Garden Angels

It takes a village of angels to tend a garden. ​This was demonstrated by the Saturday of Boxerwood’s 2018 Fairy Festival which broke beautifully; the skies were crystal clear blue, the air freshly scrubbed by Friday’s showers, the ground moist and springy with glorious new growth. Though we generally like to look ahead in our Newsleaf articles to upcoming events, …

Bird Club Walk

Rockbridge Bird Club Walk this Saturday, Sept. 2 at Boxerwood from 8-10 a.m. Meet Kieran Kilday in the parking lot and don’t forget your binoculars.


Get your weekend started, unwind, relax with friends, let the kids go “free range” and enjoy some of the best local and regional music to be had this summer.  Boxerwood’s third Music in the Garden series kicks off on May 12, 2017, with concerts on the second and fourth Fridays of the summer. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs, something …

Recommended Reading

As many of you know, my first career was as a reference librarian and books, along with plants, are my passion. I am going to use this space to periodically share with you books I think you will enjoy. I just finished reading The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben (Greystone Books, 2015). Wohlleben is a German forester and …

Winter Months and Gardening

Lots to Learn! Not much gardening gets done in January and February, unless you count taking care of houseplants as gardening. The winter months are a time to pour through seed catalogs, dream of spring and warmer weather – and attend garden seminars. The first two months of the year are downtimes, too, for horticulture professionals, and many take advantage …