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  • 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 ...
  • September at Willowwood

    -- Posted 09/08/2016 by Webmaster --
    Willowwood Arboretum is just gorgeous at this time of year. The gardens, particularly the Rosarie and the Cottage Gardens are filled with blooms and riotous greenery. While rain has been scarce, the gardeners have been watering and with cooler nights and warm sunny days, visitors can enjoy these beautifully planted and arranged areas. ...
  • Summertime at Willowwood

    -- Posted 07/12/2016 by Webmaster --
    Summer is a beautiful time at Willowwood as Sara reports below. The Cottage Garden is in full bloom, The Rosarie is just lovely on a hot summer day (look for the door to nowhere) and definitely plan to sit on the back porch and look at Pan’s Garden. Early morning or evening is ...
  • 2016 Photo Contest Winners Announced

    -- Posted 06/30/2016 by Webmaster --
    2016 Photo Contest Winners Announced
  • June 10: Blooms at Willowwood

    -- Posted 06/10/2016 by Webmaster --
    There is much in bloom here at Willowwood this week: in the Rosarie, several varieties of clematis, roses, white baptisia, luminously yellow evening primroses, and oakleaf hydrangea. In the Cottage Garden: hardy geraniums, white foxgloves, spotted deadnettle, lady’s mantle, poppies and cornflowers. However, despite the abundance of blooms, June is really a month to celebrate the ...