Boxerwood Nature Center
& Woodland Garden

Open daily for self tours from Dawn to Dusk 963 Ross Road, Lexington VA

"Moreover, in this time of vast uncertainties, trees and shrubs are a relatively stable commodity; and the garden itself has a clear, bounden role to provide a retreat from the world, from the many and various sensory offenses inflicted upon all of us as concommitants of modern living."  Robert and Elizabeth Munger, 1977.



Boxerwood is a Nature Center and Woodland Garden located just outside Lexington, Virginia, is dedicated to educating and inspiring people of all ages to become successful stewards of the Earth.

Fifteen acres feature both native and unusual plant specimens from wetlands to forests to fields. Education programs  take place on site or at local schools and along local rivers. Families and the community enjoy periodic special events. The garden is open every day of the week during daylight hours. Visiting the garden is free, but we welcome donations and memberships.


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Upcoming Events


Music In The Garden 

Ten concerts are scheduled for the second and fourth Fridays of the month through mid-September, featuring area musicians from Roanoke to Charlottesville.  Music-goers should bring their own picnics, lawn chairs, blankets – and kids! In the event of rain, concerts will be canceled.  more information here 

Eco Book Club 

May 20th at 3:30. We'll be reading "Carbon Capture" by Jonathan Franzen from the April 6th issue of The New Yorker.   Open to all!  

Nature Explorers Summer Camps 


June 15 - 19  Session 1 - Campers Pre-Schoolers ages 4 & 5
June 22 - 26  Session 11 - Campers currently enrolled in grades K - 4
August 11 - 14 - Campers 3 years of age to Rising 3rd Graders

more information here


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