Bloom Report

New and Notable in Willowwood’s Gardens.



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  • Blooming 5/18/18

    -- Posted 05/18/2018 by Webmaster --
    Willowwood is beginning to burst with lush foliage and colorful flowers from the plentiful rains the last few weeks. Visitors this week will see the Wisteria floribunda in peak bloom growing on rustic arbors throughout the gardens. The cottage garden is also beginning its display of alliums, cheerfully busting from the ground in explosions of ...
  • Blooms on Mothers Day 5.13.18

    -- Posted 05/13/2018 by Webmaster --
    Prunus serrulata cv ‘Asagi’ It may not be a bright sunny day but Mother’s Day and May is very special at the Willowwood Arboretum.Mother Nature has been very capricious this Spring but we are delighted to have the vibrant redbuds, tulips, azaleas, the first Lilacs of the season, the lovely purple wisteria and the wonderful rare ...
  • Early Fall, September 29, 2017

    -- Posted 09/29/2017 by Webmaster --
    Yes, the weather forecast is for cooler (Fallish) weather this weekend but it will warm up a bit again and the gardens at the Willowwood Arboretum are in full, late summer bloom – just lush and gorgeous! Plan a visit before first frost and stroll through the gardens or hike one of the trails through ...
  • Hikers, Trail walkers – Look at this article 9.11.17

    -- Posted 09/11/2017 by Webmaster --
    If you like to walk the trails and/or hike around Willowwood and Bamboo Brook, late summer and into late fall with the changing foliage and blooming meadows is a perfect time. This article “When you could in Jersey — and touch Africa” by Michele S. Byers, Executive Director of New Jersey Conservation Foundation, on our News ...
  • Meadow Blooms August 8, 2017

    -- Posted 08/15/2017 by Webmaster --
    As summer slowly starts to wind down, a subtle transition begins to occur in the meadows at the Willowwood. The mid-summer blooming perennials such as wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa), slender mountain mint (Pycnanthemum tenuifolim), and butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa) have all begun to push out what will be their final flush of flowers for the ...
  • Spring Blooms 5.10.17

    -- Posted 05/10/2017 by Webmaster --
    We’re entering the second week of May with numerous plants flowering in the relatively cool weather. In fact, there are so many varieties of trees, shrubs, annuals, and perennials in flower that they can’t all be mentioned. You’ll have to come experience them in person, but there are a few standouts that should be highlighted. ...
  • May Showers and more…5.5.17

    -- Posted 05/06/2017 by Webmaster --
    It is a grey and messy day today, but the flowers and gardens do need the rain. At Willowwood, all the flowering trees are in bloom, the wisteria arbor has started but is not quite in full bloom as yet and all the lilacs are either in bloom (the early varieties) or beginning. ...
  • Blooming Easter Weekend

    -- Posted 04/14/2017 by Webmaster --
    Easter weekend promises to bring great weather and masses of spring flowers to Willowwood. The daffodils are nearly in full bloom now and present breathtaking views along the entrance driveway. Cherries and magnolia add splashes of spring color all over the arboretum. There is a giant Higan cherry (Prunus subhirtella ‘Shaka No Hisui’) in the Lilac ...
  • The Sun is shining! Daffodils are blooming! April 8

    -- Posted 04/08/2017 by Webmaster --
    Cool, wet weather in March slowed down our spring explosion, but activity in the gardens and landscape is starting to heat up again. The long range forecast for the week is sun and warmth! Daffodils (Narcissus sp.) are poised to be a prime attraction during the next couple of weeks and Willowwood’s collection contains ...
  • Early March 2017

    -- Posted 03/02/2017 by Webmaster --
    The latter half of February brought unseasonably warm days and gave us an early glimpse of our springtime blooms. We head into March with early flowering bulbs promising a wonderful spring. Winter aconite (Eranthus hyemalis) was the first to surface, with bright yellow drifts brightening the landscape around the Tubbs House and surrounding gardens. Crocuses ...