the garden

welcome to boxerwood

With the Blue Ridge Mountains as a backdrop, Boxerwood is a 15-acre nature center and woodland garden, filled with delights for nature enthusiasts, gardeners, birders, art lovers and wildlife viewers. The grounds feature a remarkable collection of dwarf conifers, dogwoods, magnolias, and perhaps the largest collection of Japanese maple varieties in the country (145). Birding devotees have spotted as many as 38 species on the grounds, including great blue heron and red-tailed hawks. We have identified 26 species of butterflies, and visitors adore our turtle family in the wetlands.