Weekly Bloom Report

Spring Bloomin' 4.15.16

The weather forecast for this weekend looks wonderful, so plan a stroll or walk through the Willowwood Arboretum

Mornings at Willowwood have been filled with the lively sounds of bird chatter, and night time temperatures here seem to be finally inching higher. Daffodils, magnolias, forsythias and cherries continue to put on a cheerful show throughout the arboretum, and the addition of tulip flowers opening has really made it look like spring.


Bloom report 'Magnolias' 3.31.16


Lots of daffodils still in bloom but Magnolias and Cherry trees have started blooming this week at Willowwood, and are putting on an elegant display in shades of pink, white and cream.

As you drive through the entrance gates, look for Magnolia x loebneri ‘Willowwood’ immediately on the right, with its densely petaled white flowers.


Daffodils Arrive! March 17, 2016

The very first daffodil blooms have been spotted this week at Willowwood! They are just starting to make a cheerful and very welcome show in the Alfalfa Field along the drive and in the Winter Garden. Keep watching over the next weeks as more and more varieties appear.


Spring! March 2016

Spring is on its way to Willowwood! Winter aconite (Eranthis hyemalis) and snowdrops (Galanthus nivalis) are out in full force now, especially in the Cottage Garden and the Rockery. The Cottage Garden looks as though it is covered in a bright yellow carpet: winter aconite has naturalized beautifully there. Crocuses are just beginning to make an appearance; a few have just opened on the lower slope of the Rockery.


Witch Hazels Flowering - January 2016

Sara Perzley of the Parks Commission writes (and sends the beautiful pictures):


Early Winter Highlights -- December 2015

w. 'Winter Gold'

The official start of winter is only a few weeks away. Willowwood is entering a quieter season, but there are still highlights in the gardens and surrounding landscape to notice and enjoy on your next visit.


October 2015 Bloom Report

There is a Fall Open House scheduled for Sunday October 4, 2015 from Noon to 4 pm with garden tours and the Tubbs House is open --- but if you can't visit then, come any day to the Arboretum 8 am to dusk and enjoy these beautiful gardens.


Spring is really here and blooming! May 8, 2015

Willowwood is just about to hit peak spring bloom!
The Cherries, Crabapples, Magnolias and Serviceberries are all in bloom.
Many of the flowering shrubs such as Viburnums, Daphnes and Azaleas are in flower. Enjoy the beauty of the flowers but don’t forget to check out their scent.
The wooded trails are filled with blue Ajuga and the tiny light pink flowers are Claytonia virginica (Spring Beauty).


Pale Pink Magnolia sprengeri in Bloom! 4/23/15

The pale pink Magnolia sprengeri, John Beirne’s favorite magnolia, is in full bloom on the hillside above Lois Poinier’s azaleas (on the road just past the Tubbs House). It only lasts a few days; don’t miss it (could be frosty, tonight)!


Blooming! Week of April 20, 2015

Bloom Report Monday April 20: Raining now but the sun is coming out tomorrow….