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“Growing Beautiful Boxwood”

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 research link: (http://saundersbrothers.com/_ccLib/attachments/pages/Saunders+Brothers+Catalog-.pdf) to the sold out audience. He also donated 18 Buxus sempervirens ‘Dee Runk’ to Willowwood. ‘Dee Runk’ is an upright-growing cultivar that is reported to be somewhat resistant to boxwood blight.


John Morse toured Willowwood’s boxwood plants with attendees after the lecture. Click here for a list of plants on the tour.

2016 Photo Contest Winners Announced

1st Place Winner

The 2016 Photo Contest Topic is “Spring Awakening at Willowwood”…glimpses of how the flora and fauna greet early Spring at Willowwood. Photos were be taken at Willowwood from end February, 2016 through April, 2016.

Congratulations to 1st Place Winner, Donna Formica, 2nd Place winner, Wendy Kaplowitz and tied for Third Place: Michelle Francomacaro and Clarke Warren.

You may browse all the finalists’ entries on our Photo page.