Viburnums & Lilacs 4.25.19

Sunday, April 28, The Willowwood Foundation in partnership with the MCPC hosts the 5th annual Tubbs Lecture featuring well know speaker Vincent Simeone on ‘Versatile Viburnums’. This weekend we are fortunate to have a beautiful garden full of Spring blooms including our Viburnum carlesii and Viburnum farerri ‘Candissimum’. Tickets are still available at $30 each. Call 973 326 7601 to reserve. Starts at 1 pm in the Stone Barn at Willowwood and ends with a walk through the gardens. Wear sturdy shoes.

Our annual spring display of tulips near the barns are also a stunning display in varying shades of apricot, pink, and red. The daffodils (Narcissus) are still blooming nearby in the meadows and gardens across from the stone barn. This week the mid-season and late-season daffodils, such as N. ‘Accent’ and N. ‘Actaea’, hit their peak bloom. Be sure to visit soon to see them before they fade!

Although this wonderful warm, weather has been shortening our daffodil season, it is also bringing us closer to Lilac season. This week our first lilacs have begun to open! Syringa x hyacinthaflora ‘Lamartine’ and Syringa vulgaris ‘Charles Joly’ flowers were spotted today, officially starting off Lilac season!

And don’t forget to get your tickets for the 24th Celebration of the Lilac Party on Sunday, May 19 at 4:30 pm under the tent at Willowwood. Wine tastings by Tewksbury Fine Wine, Oldwick, Two a cappella performances by the renown The Ten of Somerset Hills, silent plant auction of unusual plantings for both the newbie and seasoned gardener, plus hors d’oeuvres, open bar, and the wonderful scent of lilacs (one of which is our gift to each ticket holder). Tickets are $90 each, call 973 615 4841 for reservations or check the Event Page for an RSVP card.

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4.25.19 Viburnums and Early Lilacs