Willowwood Now Open Daily 8 am to Dusk

As Covid restrictions have eased a bit, we are pleased to announce that the Willowwood Arboretum is open to visitors Daily 8 am to Dusk. All Buildings will be closed. A porta john will be available.

We ask that our guests continue to follow all social distancing guidelines and recommendations. Masks and 6' distances between guests of different groups.

Instagram followers: willowwoodarboretumunofficial has wonderful and up to date photos of the gardens.


Emerald Ash Borer

D-shaped exit hole of EAB adults.
© DAvid R. McKay, USDA APHIS PPQ, Bugwood.org

Since its discovery in Michigan in 2002, the Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis or EAB) has destroyed hundreds of millions of ash trees throughout the United States. This invasive insect is native to Asia and attacks all species of ash (Fraxinus) as well as other members of the olive (Oleaceae) plant family including the native White Fringetree (Chionanthus virginicus). Since its first detection, EAB has spread to over 30 US states and 2 Canadian provinces. In New Jersey, EAB has been detected in 14 of the state’s 21 counties, including detections in Morris County, which has the densest populations of ash trees in the state. With a predicted 99% mortality rate for all ash trees in New Jersey, the number of ash trees lost due to EAB in the state could easily reach over 24 million.


2018 Lilac Party in Black River Journal

The Summer 2018 issue of The Black River Journal featured our Spring 2018 Lilac Party, with several pictures including this one of our trustees:


(from left to right: Dan Will, Kate Burke Walsh, Leslie Allain, Peter Williams, Alice Cutler, Meryl Carmel, Brace Krag, President, WW Foundation, Pam Jeanes, Margo Dana and Jason Andris)


When you could in New Jersey - and Touch Africa

Michele S. Byers, Executive Director of New Jersey Conservation Foundation
Published Daily Record Sept. 11, 2017

Thirty years ago, the King of Morocco made headlines when he bought the Natirar estate in Peapack-Gladstone, now a Somerset County park. King Hassan II may not have known, but there’s an ancient connection between his homeland and the Highlands region of New Jersey where Natirar (“Raritan” spelled backwards) is located.


A Sweet Garden New Jersey Wedding at Willowwood Arboretum


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 pictures of Juliane and Brendan's wedding at Contemporary Weddings Magazine's site.


"Growing Beautiful Boxwood"

The Willowwood Foundation was delighted to host Mr. Bennett Saunders, Saunders Brothers Nursery, Piney River, VA as the 2nd Annual Tubbs Lecture Speaker.


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.


Local gardens deliver beauty in spades

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.


Early Homes - Fall Winter 2015 on Willowwood

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.


2015 Photo Contest Winners Announced

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 are pictured on our "Photo" Page




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