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  • Blooming in the Gardens 5.27.16

    -- Posted 05/27/2016 by Webmaster --
    May has been a spectacular month at Willowwood, and there is so much in bloom here now that a short report will hardly do it justice: you will simply have to come and see the gardens for yourself! Later-flowering lilacs are still in bloom, and a stroll through the Lilac Collection will reward you with restful ...
  • Now Bloomin’ May 21st

    -- Posted 05/21/2016 by Webmaster --
    After all this rain, which we needed, the weathermen are predicting some sun on Saturday and more on Sunday afternoon. With lots warmer temps headed our way mid to end next week. The rain has helped nourish the Spring flowers in the gardens (the tulips and daffodils are finished) and the lilacs and other ...
  • Local gardens deliver beauty in spades

    -- Posted 05/07/2016 by Webmaster --
    How exciting! The Willowwood Arboretum is part of an article in the AAA magazing about beautiful gardens in the Northeast, listed with the likes of the Arnold Arboretum, NY Botanic Garden and Winterthur. But we knew how beautiful it is all along.
  • Dogwoods and early Lilacs in Bloom 4.30.16

    -- Posted 04/30/2016 by Webmaster --
    The weather may have turned a bit cooler lately, but that hasn’t deterred the plants here at Willowwood, where spring is really at its peak. Redbuds and dogwoods are blooming; look for them near the entrance gate and along the woodland edge, visible across the meadows as you drive in. Crabapples have joined the chorus, ...
  • Spring Bloomin’ 4.15.16

    -- Posted 04/15/2016 by Webmaster --
    The weather forecast for this weekend looks wonderful, so plan a stroll or walk through the Willowwood Arboretum Mornings at Willowwood have been filled with the lively sounds of bird chatter, and night time temperatures here seem to be finally inching higher. Daffodils, magnolias, forsythias and cherries continue to put on a cheerful show throughout the ...
  • Bloom report ‘Magnolias’ 3.31.16

    -- Posted 03/31/2016 by Webmaster --
    Lots of daffodils still in bloom but Magnolias and Cherry trees have started blooming this week at Willowwood, and are putting on an elegant display in shades of pink, white and cream. As you drive through the entrance gates, look for Magnolia x loebneri ‘Willowwood’ immediately on the right, with its densely petaled white flowers. M. ‘Royal ...
  • Daffodils Arrive! March 17, 2016

    -- Posted 03/16/2016 by Webmaster --
    Leucojum vernum The very first daffodil blooms have been spotted this week at Willowwood! They are just starting to make a cheerful and very welcome show in the Alfalfa Field along the drive and in the Winter Garden. Keep watching over the next weeks as more and more varieties appear. Siberian squill, Scilla siberica, has carpeted large ...
  • Spring! March 2016

    -- Posted 03/02/2016 by Webmaster --
    Spring is on its way to Willowwood! Winter aconite (Eranthis hyemalis) and snowdrops (Galanthus nivalis) are out in full force now, especially in the Cottage Garden and the Rockery. The Cottage Garden looks as though it is covered in a bright yellow carpet: winter aconite has naturalized beautifully there. Crocuses are just beginning to make ...
  • Witch Hazels Flowering – January 2016

    -- Posted 01/16/2016 by Webmaster --
    Hamamelis ‘Jelena’ (closeup) Sara Perzley of the Parks Commission writes (and sends the beautiful pictures): “Thought I’d send these photos of the two witch hazels between the Cottage Garden and the drive in front of the Tubbs House…they’re in flower and looking lovely. I wouldn’t have expected blooms until mid to late February, but I guess they ...
  • Early Homes – Fall Winter 2015 on Willowwood

    -- Posted 12/24/2015 by Webmaster --
    The Willowwood Arboretum is featured in an article in the Fall / Winter issue of Early Homes magazine. Enjoy the history and the beautiful accompanying photographs in this pdf: Early Homes F/W The Magic of Willowwood.