The health and safety of the Boxerwood community is our highest priority. We are closely monitoring the Corona virus (COVID-19) situation as it continues to unfold globally and locally.
The garden is still open dawn to dusk. When you visit, please promote the well-being of all by abiding by the following:
- Respect social distance: enjoy the woods as a family or solo, but avoid congregating as groups
- Keep dogs on leashes and pack out waste
- Leave no trace: take any trash with you since staff ability to do so is limited
- Refrain from smoking or vaping on the property
Following the March 30 directive of Gov. Northam, the pavilions, picnic tables, and any other public outdoor structures are closed for the foreseeable future. This includes the Play Trail and its porta-john. Thank you for your understanding.
The lodge will be closed to all except staff for the foreseeable future. Thank you for your understanding.
Until further notice, all programming is suspended in order to comply with the CDC’s advice of social distancing.
Boxerwood has decided to postpone the Gala scheduled for March 20th, and will look to reschedule at a later time this year. While this has not been an easy decision to make, we feel that the escalating problems of the coronavirus and the uncertainty surrounding its prevalence in the U.S. make this the most responsible decision for us. Early “social distancing” seems to be one of the best methods of slowing or halting the spread of the coronavirus and we would like to contribute to that cautionary approach. We hope to hold the Gala in summer or early fall when we can reschedule. All tickets and tables already purchased will be redeemable for the rescheduled event.
The Peace of the Wild Things
When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world and am free.