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  • Spring 2023 Message

    Dear Friends of the Willowwood Arboretum, I hope you are enjoying the splendor of spring.  Despite our recent whiplash of weather, the blooms have arrived and Willowwood is putting on a splendid spring show. It seems that a new variety of flowering tree and shrub reveals itself each day. Grab your camera, take a walk, and ...
  • Winter President’s Message – 2/17/23

    Who can believe that Valentine’s Day has come and gone and we have only seen a small hint of good old fashioned winter weather? I miss the charming site of Willowwood wrapped in snow. But this is NJ so there’s always the possibility of a significant snowfall in the next two months. If this occurs, ...
  • News About Willowwood’s Gardens – 10/28/22

    Bruce Crawford, Manager of Horticulture MCPC Gardener Watering a Flower Garden At Willowwood, the summer of 2022 will be best remembered in one word – watering!  The long stretch of dry and warm weather necessitated watering recently added plant accessions. Surprisingly, numerous well-established plants showed stress and required irrigation.  Thankfully, the rains returned and our plants and ...
  • Bloom Report – 10/28/22

    With Halloween just around the corner this Monday, this weekend kicks off the festivities for families throughout the state. While no festive events are scheduled at the arboretum this weekend, visitors are encouraged to come visit to enjoy the orange leaves, natural spider webs, and enjoy the trails while covered in early morning fog for ...
  • Message from Meryl – Oct. 18, 2022

    Dear Friends, Autumn leaves are swirling and we have reached another lovely FALL season at Willowwood. And while members of the Willowwood Foundation Board of Trustees are already busy planning for a spectacular SPRING, I would like to take a moment to acknowledge some “changing of the guard.” We thank trustees Peter Williams and Margo Dana ...
  • Message from Meryl – 6/29/22

    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

    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

    “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

    Thanks to the Long Valley Garden Club for the lovely lilac photographs taken at the Willowwood Arboretum.
  • Tubbs Lecture – 4/24/22

    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 ...