Category: Events

Scheduled events at Willowwood

Friends of Frelinghuysen Plant Sale – 4/29 – 5/1/22

Members Only Early Bird Shopping – Fri 4/29 – 4pm to 7pm

Join us in the big tent for light food, refreshments and early plant shopping. Members may register for the Early Bird shopping by clicking here. Not a member? Why not join now on-line by going to our Membership Page and then register for Early Bird shopping.

Public Plant Sale – Sat 4/30 – 9am to 4pm & Sun 5/1 – 12N to 4pm

Virtual Plant Sale – now through end of April

SHOP NOW at our online plant sale featuring many special plants then pick your order up at the tent at the end of April. Shop early, as many of these plants sold out last year, and may not be available at our live sale. Take a look at our whole plant list here

6th Annual Tubbs Lecture – Apr 24, 2022

Tubbs Lecture

April 24, 2022 – 1:00-3:00 pm


The Tubbs Lecture at Willowwood Arboretum honors the memory of Henry and Robert Tubbs. Guest speaker, Jack Alexander, held the position of Plant Propagator for 40 years at Harvard University’s Arnold Arboretum. He will share his expertise in growing Lilacs and give a guided walk through the Lilac collection at Willowwood. Each guest will receive a FREE Lilac.

This program is eligible for 2.0 Rutgers Master Gardener CEUs.

To register, please call 973 326-7601 or book online at Click on the flyer below for more information.

2022 Lilac Party CANCELLED

After much soul searching the Willowwood Foundation Board of Trustees has made the difficult decision to cancel our annual Lilac Party. We do so in this time of uncertainty out of the utmost concern for the continued safety of our guests and staff.

Please know that in the months ahead our committee will be hard at work planning with an eye toward creating a spectacular Lilac Party for 2023.

Be on the lookout for the Spring Bloom Report to gauge the best time to stroll among the Lilacs on your own. Take pictures and enjoy the beauty of the Arboretum and our natural world!

Thank you for your continued support of Willowwood Arboretum!!! Can’t wait to safely celebrate Spring and stroll among the lilacs with you once more.

Meryl Carmel, President, Willowwood Foundation