Boxerwood Gardens: Nature Center and Woodland Garden

Boxerwood Nature Center & Woodland Garden

Welcome to Boxerwood

Boxerwood - a Nature Center and Woodland Garden located in Lexington, Virginia - is the legacy of Robert S. Munger (1911-1988). It is situated in a rolling Virginia valley nestled between the Allegany and Appalachian Mountains. The site contains habitats ranging from wetlands to forests to fields and fifteen acres of mature, naturalistically planted trees and shrubs, featuring both native and unusual plant specimens.

The Boxerwood Education Association (BEA) is the non-profit organization founded in 2000 which oversees our activities in line with our mission "to educate and inspire people of all ages to become effective stewards of the earth."

Our education programs for preschools through middle schools take place on site or at local schools and along local rivers. We also lead periodic programs for adults.

The BEA sponsors special events for families and the community. To see some of our special past events or find out more of what we do, click on any of the rotating images. 

Each garden visitor experiences something new and amazing in every season.  There are as many experiences as there are people to experience them.  Please come to sit, stroll, explore, enjoy!

The garden is open every day of the week during daylight hours. Winter hours are roughly 8:00 to 5:00. Maps and other information are at the Welcome Kiosk at the top of the driveway. Come down to the Lodge most weekdays for a "touch it" center and other information.

For up-to-date information at Boxerwood, check our facebook page & blog. You DO NOT need to have an account or sign in to view the information!

You Can Now Support Boxerwood While Shopping at  By using the Amazon Smiles program .5% of the cost of your purchases at Amazon will go to help support programs and the garden at Boxerwood. All you need to do is sign up for the Amazon Smiles program on your personal Amazon account.  When signing up look for the Boxerwood Education Association and once selected on a quarterly basis .5% of the total purchases made will go directly to Boxerwood.So please take advantage of this easy way to make an impact by helping Boxerwood to keep making a difference in our community.  Amazon Smiles Sign Up

paymentsVisiting the garden is free, but we welcome donations.  Or, make the garden your own - become a member.