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  • Bloom Report – May 2024

    And just like that, the world is awash in the verdant green of fresh spring growth and colorful flowers. Spring really came out like a lion this year! As this year’s bulb display fades, we come into mid-spring perennials and trees. Willowwood is known for our Wisteria display, and we take great pride in maintaining ...
  • Spring 2024 President’s Message

    Dear Friends, For me, springtime at Willowwood has always been about the daffodils which herald the highly anticipated season in a variety of colors and shapes.  On a recent Arboretum visit I learned of a new species in full bloom which inspired a bit of a treasure hunt in search of a little gem.  It was the unexpected ...
  • Bloom Report April 2024

    How wonderful it is to live in a world with flowers. Right now, I can’t think of anywhere that it is more floriferous than Willowwood. Although it is still early spring, many tougher-than-they-look spring flowering bulbs and perennials are up and at it. Meanwhile, swelling buds and emerging shoots remind us that there’s much more ...
  • 8th Annual Tubbs Lecture – 5/18/24

    Saturday May 18: 1 pm – 3 pm $25 per person. To Register Call 973-326-7601 Tubbs Annual Lecture 2024 The Willowwood Foundation, in partnership with the Morris County Park Commission, is proud to present the 8th Annual Tubbs Lecture, featuring Louis Bauer, Founding Director of Greenwood Gardens and former Director of Horticulture at Wave Hill Gardens in New York. ...
  • Bloom Report – 1/15/24

    It is the dawn of a new year. Another year of growth, of progress, love, and of course, gardening!  There is not one moment in the gardens at Willowwood that is uninteresting; even in the absence of the raucous colors of flowers abuzz with pollinators that grace us in the growing season one can find interest. ...
  • President’s Message Fall 2023

    Seward Johnson, La Promenade, 1995 The Seward Johnson Atelier Inc Dear Friends of the Willowwood Arboretum, Autumn is in the air at Willowwood where fall’s finest blooms are complemented by the ten Seward Johnson’s sculptures scattered throughout the arboretum. If you have not yet seen this Living Sculpture Exhibit, be sure to pay a visit before it ...
  • The World of French Impressionism (11/11)

    Take a stroll through 19th century France and learn how the Impressionists changed the art world forever. Learn a Victorian craft: yarn pom-poms! Children and adults will be instructed on the handicraft’s unusual French history and go home with a handmade pompon of their own. Topics include Caillebotte’s Paris Street; Rainy Day (1877), Renoir’s Two Sisters on the ...
  • Plants Through Time (10/19)

    Travel through time on this exploration of plants and their adaptability to the changing world. Dates: October 19 Time: 1 pm – 2 pm Age: Adults. Where: Willowwood Arboretum, 300 Longview Road, Chester Township, NJ 07930 Cost: $15 per person. Contact: Preregistration is required. For more information, call 973.326.7601.
  • Nature Through the Senses (10/5)

    Join us for a guided, tranquil tour to immerse yourself in the environment and feel the benefits the natural world has to provide. Dates: October 5 Time: 10 am – 11 am and 3 pm – 4 pm Age: Adults. Where: Willowwood Arboretum, 300 Longview Road, Chester Township, NJ 07930 Cost: $15 per person. Contact: Preregistration is required. For more information, call 973.326.7601.
  • History Inspiring Art Walk & Talk (9/28, 10/7)

    Many creators, makers, and artists draw their inspiration from the past. Enjoy an inspiring walk through history as we discuss the architecture and the artistry that has influenced Willowwood Arboretum. See inside the 1790s, Tubbs House and explore the decorative art collection of Henry and Robert Tubbs and Ben Blackburn.” Dates: September 28 and October 7 Time: 11 am ...