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  • Meadow Blooms August 8, 2017

    -- Posted 08/15/2017 by Webmaster --
    As summer slowly starts to wind down, a subtle transition begins to occur in the meadows at the Willowwood. The mid-summer blooming perennials such as wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa), slender mountain mint (Pycnanthemum tenuifolim), and butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa) have all begun to push out what will be their final flush of flowers for the ...
  • 2017 Lilac Party at Willowwood Arboretum

    -- Posted 05/26/2017 by Webmaster --
    HAPPENINGS IN THE HILLS: Lovely Lilacs• May 26, 2017 Bernardsville News Celebrating the evening’s success are, from left, Willowwood Foundation trustee George Rochat of Bernardsville, trustees and event co-chairs Becky Terry of Peapack and Anne Peterson of Bernardsville, trustee Peter Williams of Peapack, President Brace Krag of Pottersville, and Betty Cass Schmidt of Pequannock, the president ...
  • Spring Blooms 5.10.17

    -- Posted 05/10/2017 by Webmaster --
    We’re entering the second week of May with numerous plants flowering in the relatively cool weather. In fact, there are so many varieties of trees, shrubs, annuals, and perennials in flower that they can’t all be mentioned. You’ll have to come experience them in person, but there are a few standouts that should be highlighted. ...
  • May Showers and more…5.5.17

    -- Posted 05/06/2017 by Webmaster --
    It is a grey and messy day today, but the flowers and gardens do need the rain. At Willowwood, all the flowering trees are in bloom, the wisteria arbor has started but is not quite in full bloom as yet and all the lilacs are either in bloom (the early varieties) or beginning. ...
  • Blooming Easter Weekend

    -- Posted 04/14/2017 by Webmaster --
    Easter weekend promises to bring great weather and masses of spring flowers to Willowwood. The daffodils are nearly in full bloom now and present breathtaking views along the entrance driveway. Cherries and magnolia add splashes of spring color all over the arboretum. There is a giant Higan cherry (Prunus subhirtella ‘Shaka No Hisui’) in the Lilac ...
  • The Sun is shining! Daffodils are blooming! April 8

    -- Posted 04/08/2017 by Webmaster --
    Cool, wet weather in March slowed down our spring explosion, but activity in the gardens and landscape is starting to heat up again. The long range forecast for the week is sun and warmth! Daffodils (Narcissus sp.) are poised to be a prime attraction during the next couple of weeks and Willowwood’s collection contains ...
  • A Sweet Garden New Jersey Wedding at Willowwood Arboretum

    -- Posted 04/04/2017 by Webmaster --
    BY TINA ELIZABETH PHOTOGRAPHY Juliane and Brendan’s New Jersey wedding at Willowwood Arboretum is just too sweet for words. And the fact that the color palette features the perfect mix of soft orange, green and white …well, it’s giving us all the spring feels today! Read the rest of this wonderful article and view the beautiful ...
  • Early March 2017

    -- Posted 03/02/2017 by Webmaster --
    The latter half of February brought unseasonably warm days and gave us an early glimpse of our springtime blooms. We head into March with early flowering bulbs promising a wonderful spring. Winter aconite (Eranthus hyemalis) was the first to surface, with bright yellow drifts brightening the landscape around the Tubbs House and surrounding gardens. Crocuses ...
  • “Growing Beautiful Boxwood”

    -- Posted 10/08/2016 by Webmaster --
    Brace & Bennett The Willowwood Foundation was delighted to host Mr. Bennett Saunders, Saunders Brothers Nursery, Piney River, VA as the 2nd Annual Tubbs Lecture Speaker. As Vice President of the American Boxwood Society, Mr. Saunders spoke eloquently about healthy boxwood culture, the challenges and management of boxwood blight and graciously provided a guidance and ...
  • October’s Glorious Palette

    -- Posted 10/05/2016 by Webmaster --
    Despite the worries of hurricanes, the weather forecast this week (10.5.16) and the weekend is just about perfect, warm in the sun, cool breeze and still so many plants in bloom in the gardens. And remember, the Arboretum is open from 8 am to dusk daily, so lots of time for a ramble through ...