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  • 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 ...
  • Spring is arriving at Willowwood 3.30.15

    -- Posted 03/28/2015 by Webmaster --
    Despite the cold there are some wonderful signs that Spring is on its way at Willowwood: Bright yellow winter aconite is brightening up the Cottage Garden and some Chionodoxa lucilea (Glory–of-the-Snow)in bloom by the Conservatory. The Hamamelis (Witchhazel or sometimes called ‘winter bloom’) are in bloom! You can find two of these very fragrant shrubs across ...
  • Winter at Willowwood

    -- Posted 01/08/2015 by Webmaster --
    One would think that Willowwood, so very beautiful Spring through Fall, is not the place to visit during Winter. Yet, on quietly still days, without the bustle of winds or bitter chill, there are birders, walkers, hikers, photographers and others who enjoy the solitude of the day. Various animals who normally hide within ...
  • October Bloom Report

    -- Posted 10/14/2014 by Webmaster --
    It is mid October and the gardens are still in bloom thanks to a lack of frost! Hopefully we’ll get a week or two more before Mother Nature gets the upper hand. In the Cottage garden the Nipponanthemum nipponicum (Nippon Daisy), Aconitum (Monkshood), pink Japanese Anemones, New England Asters and Trycirtis (Toad Lily) are still ...
  • Christie Administration Celebrates NJ’s Public Gardens & Arboreta

    -- Posted 09/18/2014 by Webmaster --
    Agriculture Secretary Encourages Garden Visits, Fall Planting NJ Ag. Secy. Fisher (l) & John Morse, MCPC Mgr of Hort. (CHESTER 9.17.14) – New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher today visited Willowwood Arboretum in Chester and encouraged public garden and arboretum visits this fall. He also reminded residents and visitors that fall is a great time ...
  • Anne’s Travels Blog

    -- Posted 09/11/2014 by Webmaster --
    Anne’s Travels is a blog chronicling her travels all over the US. Her articles are descriptive and include nice photos. We are happy she visited the Willowwood Arboretum earlier this year and liked what she saw. See her article here: