Willowwood News

News about Willowwood from the web or changes of interest about our website.

When you could in New Jersey - and Touch Africa

Michele S. Byers, Executive Director of New Jersey Conservation Foundation
Published Daily Record Sept. 11, 2017


2017 Lilac Party at Willowwood Arboretum

• May 26, 2017 Bernardsville News

Celebrating the evening’s success are, from left, Willowwood Foundation trustee George Rochat of Bernardsville, trustees and event co-chairs Becky Terry of Peapack and Anne Peterson of Bernardsville, trustee Peter Williams of Peapack, President Brace Krag of Pottersville, and Betty Cass Schmidt of Pequannock, the president of the Morris County Parks Commission.


A Sweet Garden New Jersey Wedding at Willowwood Arboretum


Juliane and Brendan’s New Jersey wedding at Willowwood Arboretum is just too sweet for words. And the fact that the color palette features the perfect mix of soft orange, green and white …well, it’s giving us all the spring feels today!

Read the rest of this wonderful article and view the beautiful pictures of Juliane and Brendan's wedding at Contemporary Weddings Magazine's site.


"Growing Beautiful Boxwood"

The Willowwood Foundation was delighted to host Mr. Bennett Saunders, Saunders Brothers Nursery, Piney River, VA as the 2nd Annual Tubbs Lecture Speaker.


2016 Photo Contest Winners Announced

1st Place Winner

The 2016 Photo Contest Topic is "Spring Awakening at Willowwood"...glimpses of how the flora and fauna greet early Spring at Willowwood. Photos were be taken at Willowwood from end February, 2016 through April, 2016.

Congratulations to 1st Place Winner, Donna Formica, 2nd Place winner, Wendy Kaplowitz and tied for Third Place: Michelle Francomacaro and Clarke Warren.


Local gardens deliver beauty in spades

How exciting!

The Willowwood Arboretum is part of an article in the AAA magazing about beautiful gardens in the Northeast, listed with the likes of the Arnold Arboretum, NY Botanic Garden and Winterthur. But we knew how beautiful it is all along.

Here is the link to the article: http://www.youraaamagazine.com/content.cfm?a=2188.


Early Homes - Fall Winter 2015 on Willowwood

The Willowwood Arboretum is featured in an article in the Fall / Winter issue of Early Homes magazine.

Enjoy the history and the beautiful accompanying photographs in this pdf: Early Homes F/W The Magic of Willowwood.


2015 Photo Contest Winners Announced

The 2015 Photo Contest topic was "Fall and Winter Flora and Fauna at Willowwood"

The Willowwood Foundation is very pleased to announce the following winners: the 1st place winner was Barbara Storms. Tied for 2nd were two wonderful shots by Dave Mojica and 4th place was won by Navjot Singh. All top photos are pictured on our "Photo" Page



Willowwood Foundation elects New Officers

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With the departure of current President Rob Diemar and his family to warmer climes (although Rob will remain a Trustee for the Tubbs Trust), 15 year veteran Trustee Brace Krag was named President by the Board of Trustees at their June, 2015 meeting.

Other new officers include Jason Andris, Vice President, Kate Burke Walsh, Secretary and Stathis Andris continues as Treasurer.


Japanese Flowering Cherries at Willowwood

Anthony Aiello
Morris Arboretum Dir. of Horticulture

Willowwood Arboretum was the site on April 18, 2015 of a fascinating lecture on the history of Japanese flowering cherries in the United States, including the beautiful collection at Willowwood.

Anthony Aiello, Director of Horticulture at Pennsylvania's Morris Arboretum traced the early 20th century arrival of these beautiful collections at Washington's Tidal Basin, the Morris Arboretum, New York -- and at our very own Willowwood Arboretum.