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  • Early Winter Highlights — December 2015

    -- Posted 12/10/2015 by Webmaster --
    w. ‘Winter Gold’ The official start of winter is only a few weeks away. Willowwood is entering a quieter season, but there are still highlights in the gardens and surrounding landscape to notice and enjoy on your next visit. The arboretum’s subtle, early winter color palette is greatly enlivened by its many winterberries (Ilex verticillata), some of ...
  • 2015 Photo Contest Winners Announced

    -- Posted 11/30/2015 by Webmaster --
    The 2015 Photo Contest topic was “Fall and Winter Flora and Fauna at Willowwood” The Willowwood Foundation is very pleased to announce the following winners: the 1st place winner was Barbara Storms. Tied for 2nd were two wonderful shots by Dave Mojica and 4th place was won by Navjot Singh. All top photos ...
  • October 2015 Bloom Report

    -- Posted 09/28/2015 by Webmaster --
    There is a Fall Open House scheduled for Sunday October 4, 2015 from Noon to 4 pm with garden tours and the Tubbs House is open — but if you can’t visit then, come any day to the Arboretum 8 am to dusk and enjoy these beautiful gardens. Judy Schaible, Superintendent of Horticulture at Willowwood, has ...
  • Willowwood Foundation elects New Officers

    -- Posted 08/31/2015 by Webmaster --
    Click to enlarge With the departure of current President Rob Diemar and his family to warmer climes (although Rob will remain a Trustee for the Tubbs Trust), 15 year veteran Trustee Brace Krag was named President by the Board of Trustees at their June, 2015 meeting. Other new officers include Jason Andris, Vice President, Kate Burke Walsh, ...
  • Spring is really here and blooming! May 8, 2015

    -- Posted 05/08/2015 by Webmaster --
    Willowwood is just about to hit peak spring bloom! The Cherries, Crabapples, Magnolias and Serviceberries are all in bloom. Many of the flowering shrubs such as Viburnums, Daphnes and Azaleas are in flower. Enjoy the beauty of the flowers but don’t forget to check out their scent. The wooded trails are filled with blue Ajuga and the tiny ...
  • Japanese Flowering Cherries at Willowwood

    -- Posted 05/04/2015 by Webmaster --
    Anthony AielloMorris Arboretum Dir. of Horticulture Willowwood Arboretum was the site on April 18, 2015 of a fascinating lecture on the history of Japanese flowering cherries in the United States, including the beautiful collection at Willowwood. Anthony Aiello, Director of Horticulture at Pennsylvania’s Morris Arboretum traced the early 20th century arrival of these beautiful collections at Washington’s ...
  • Pale Pink Magnolia sprengeri in Bloom! 4/23/15

    -- Posted 04/23/2015 by Webmaster --
    The pale pink Magnolia sprengeri, John Beirne’s favorite magnolia, is in full bloom on the hillside above Lois Poinier’s azaleas (on the road just past the Tubbs House). It only lasts a few days; don’t miss it (could be frosty, tonight)!
  • Blooming! Week of April 20, 2015

    -- Posted 04/20/2015 by Webmaster --
    Bloom Report Monday April 20: Raining now but the sun is coming out tomorrow…. The Narcissus plantings along the entrance drive are coming into full bloom and the cooler temps should help them last longer. Around the gardens you’ll find Hyacinths, Narcissus and blue Scilla siberica in bloom. The early perennials –Hellebores( Lenten Rose), Pulmonaria ( ...
  • The 1st Annual Tubbs Lecture

    -- Posted 04/20/2015 by Webmaster --
    The 1st Annual Tubbs Lecture was held on Sunday, April 19th. Professor Anthony Aiello, Director of Horticulture at the University of Pennsylvania, presented a fascinating lecure entitled, “Japanese Flowering Cherries: A 100 Year Long Love Affair.” Please click on the image at right for more information or go to the longer writeup on our Events page.
  • Sun and Blooms at Willowwood April 10

    -- Posted 04/10/2015 by Webmaster --
    I am sure if you are looking out the window you would think that Spring is never going to arrive. But the weather forecasters say the weekend is going to be warmer and SUNNY. So if you are in the mood for a walk, Willowwood has started to look like Spring. Bloom wise -the ...