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  • Message from Meryl – 6/29/22

    -- Posted 07/01/2022 by Webmaster --
    Summer 2022 is here in all its glory and change is in the air. I am pleased to announce that the Willowwood Foundation Board has recently added a new trustee, Olga Christie of Far Hills. Olga is an accomplished gardener and photographer. Native plants, trees, and shrubs reign supreme in her home garden and her ...
  • News About the Gardens at Willowwood Arboretum

    -- Posted 06/27/2022 by Webmaster --
    Bruce Crawford, Manager of Horticulture MCPC Spring 2022 was a great season for plants at Willowwood!  It provided great growing conditions for the shrubs, trees and meadows to flourish and prepared the arboretum for the long sunny days of summer.  This spring also saw the installation of numerous new plantings and of course, the summer display ...
  • Bloom Report – June 21, 2022

    -- Posted 06/27/2022 by Webmaster --
    “It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.”  — Maud Hart Lovelace Today marks the official beginning of summer, the Summer Solstice. Now that the warmer weather is here to stay for the next few months, the riot of spring blossoms have faded and the gardens ...
  • Lilacs

    -- Posted 05/23/2022 by Webmaster --
    Thanks to the Long Valley Garden Club for the lovely lilac photographs taken at the Willowwood Arboretum.
  • Tubbs Lecture – 4/24/22

    -- Posted 04/26/2022 by Webmaster --
    The 6th Annual Tubbs Lecture at Willowwood Arboretum was held this past Sunday, April 24, 2022, in 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 shared his expertise in growing Lilacs and gave a guided walk through the ...
  • Bloom Report 4.26.22

    -- Posted 04/26/2022 by Webmaster --
    “I sought the wood in summer When every twig was green; The rudest boughs were tender, And buds were pink between. Light-fingered aspens trembled In fitful sun and shade, And daffodils were golden In every starry glade. The brook sang like a robin- My hand could check him where The lissome maiden willows Shook out their yellow hair” -Excerpt of ‘I Sought the Wood in Winter’ by ...
  • Spring Holds a Special Joy – 4/19/22

    -- Posted 04/19/2022 by Webmaster --
    Sunday Daffodils I have just enjoyed back to back visits to Willowwood so as not to miss a single new thing. While a stop at the arboretum is a delightful experience in any season, spring holds a special joy. Although the Bloom Report provides a wonderful way to “stay in touch” it is hard to resist ...
  • Arboretum Updates

    -- Posted 04/12/2022 by Webmaster --
    They always say that hope springs eternal, but so do Gardens especially during spring!   Let it be known that Willowwood is certainly not an exception to the rule.  If you have been by the Arboretum of late, you will have noticed the entanglement of invasive plants along Longview Road to the East of the ...
  • Bloom Report – April 8, 2022

    -- Posted 04/12/2022 by Webmaster --
    “There comes a day towards the end of March when there is but little wind. The Sun has gained much power, so that it is pleasant to sit out in the garden, or better still, in some sunny nook of sheltered woodland” -Gertrude Jekyll The first warm days of spring are really here since the solstice ...
  • 2022 Lilac Party CANCELLED

    -- Posted 02/04/2022 by Webmaster --
    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 ...