- -- Posted 06/25/2021 by Webmaster --
Dear Friends of Willowwood,
I am perched in my home office enjoying the beauty of our home garden just outside my window. My blue lace hydrangeas are in their glory. Doesn’t it seem like the lush landscape of June is even more spectacular than ever this summer? And visitors continue to find Willowwood to be as ...
- -- Posted 06/03/2021 by Webmaster --
Brace and Meryl
It is with great pleasure that I write to introduce Meryl Carmel as the new Willowwood Foundation President and Joseph Arvay DMD who has the difficult job as replacement for past Treasurer and long time Trustee Stathis Andris to whom we owe many thanks for his financial diligence and guidance.
I will assume the ...
- -- Posted 05/07/2021 by Webmaster --
“Mother Nature presents neither a wrinkled face nor tottering form, but constantly renews the bloom of her youth, while time fills up the volumes of her history.” -James Lendall Basford.
Spring has settled in and Willowwood is now bursting with blooms. The main event- the annual lilac display- is now starting to reach its peak as ...
- -- Posted 04/24/2021 by Webmaster --
Welcome to the Willowwood Arboretum. The Lilacs are in bud and some of them like Syringa x hyacinthiflora ‘Annabel’, one of the best pinks, are just beginning to bloom. The next couple of weeks will be wonderful as more Lilacs will open with sweet lilac fragrance perfuming the air.
The 2021 Lilac Path Brochure (click here) ...
- -- Posted 04/08/2021 by Webmaster --
“Blossom by blossom the spring begins” -Algernon Charles Swinburne
Suddenly it’s SPRING at Willowwood!. This winter was brutal as February was the snowiest on record for this area with over 31 inches of snow. It may have felt like winter was never going to end but the sounds of spring- the chirping birds, the hum of ...
- -- Posted 03/31/2021 by Webmaster --
Greetings and Happy Spring,
With spring in the air, lengthening daylight hours and the awakening of the natural world, I’m feeling my energy begin to return after a year like no other. Like many of you, my attention this time of year turns to the garden and our hidden Gem, the Willowwood Arboretum.
The gardens at Willowwood ...
- -- Posted 10/07/2020 by Webmaster --
Late summer meadow
“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”― L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
The beauty of the autumn season has begun and visitors may now enjoy the arboreta during standard operating hours, daily from 8AM to dusk. The maples, dogwoods, and katsura are all changing color at the ...
- -- Posted 08/04/2020 by Webmaster --
WELCOME BACK to the Willowwood Arboretum!
Beginning Monday, August 3, Willowwood is open Monday through Friday, 10 am to 3 pm.
Buildings are closed but most gardens and walking trails are open. A porta john is available.
This quote by Minnie Aumonier seems apt for this moment in time- “When the world wearies ...
- -- Posted 07/30/2020 by Webmaster --
As Covid restrictions have eased a bit, we are pleased to announce that the Willowwood Arboretum is open to visitors Daily 8 am to Dusk. All Buildings will be closed. A porta john will be available.
We ask that our guests continue to follow all social distancing guidelines and recommendations. Masks and 6′ distances between guests ...
- -- Posted 08/29/2019 by Webmaster --
Late summer is a wonderful time of year to enjoy the fullness of the gardens. The perennials throughout the grounds are large and lush.
With only six or seven weeks until our first frost, now is a perfect time to enjoy the Rosarie, full of many cold-sensitive plants. Some interesting annuals are the Giant Castor Bean, ...