Land pirates. Frog Princes. Buzzard Birders. If you’ve been a purveyor of Boxerwood’s summertime story series, you’ll know what I’m talking about. In brief, these are stories we’ve shared from twenty years of connecting children with nature through our educational program, Project NEST (Nurturing Environmental Stewardship Together). That’s why this school year we humbly request your program donation be directed to the Boxerwood Educational Foundation (BEF). The BEF is an independent entity specifically created to fund programs for low-income school children and their families.

sit upons

Folks who can help craft simple, old-fashioned scout “sit upons” that we can use in our outdoor programs this fall. That way each child can safely social distance outside and have a dry bum. Plus they can be easily wiped down and disinfected.

A PACT Member

Boxerwood is proud to participate in PACT, a commitment to Protecting All Citizens and Travelers in Lexington, Buena Vista, and Rockbridge County. We pledge to provide visitors with a consistent, dependable and sustained level of safety and service. To learn more about the PACT and other participating businesses, please visit

Music in the Garden 2020

These Friday evening events are known for their family friendly, care-free feel. It is a highlight for us to see children frolic through the garden while families gather to enjoy each other and our community’s talented musicians.

Stimulus Bill Benefits for Donors

The recently passed stimulus bill “contains a one-time, above-the-line deduction for cash contributions of up to $300 made to qualifying charities.

Boxerwood Partner: Charles Barger & Son

Starting with this month’s NewsLeaf, we’ll be sharing stories about partners who help sustain Boxerwood’s environmental mission, and first up is…Charles Barger & Son

A School Year Reckoning: Good News

Although Boxerwood’s school outreach ended earlier than we anticipated, there’s still plenty to crow about. It was a fine year for Project NEST (Nurturing Environmental Stewardship Together). Within six busy months.

Welcome to New Board Members

We are thrilled to have welcomed three new members in recent months to our hard-working Boxerwood Board of Trustees. You may already know these folks if you have been around Boxerwood, as they have already been volunteering in other capacities.

Online Auction: Success!

After a week of the live online auction and much anticipation, both structures found their very excited new owners! The Boxerwood Team thanks everyone for their support in making this a successful auction.