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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Notice - The Play Trail will be closed to public use Friday

July 3rd from 9:30am to 12:30pm due

to scheduled Boxerwood programming



Upcoming Events and Activities


Birding this Saturday Morning July 4th at Boxerwood


Join local birders for an early morning stroll around Boxerwood Nature Center on July 4 to spot many of the bird species that breed in our region over the summer months. “Birding at Boxerwood” is sponsored by the Rockbridge Bird Club on the first Saturday morning of each month. The outings are led by knowledgeable club members and open to all.

 Meet at 7:30 a.m. in the parking lot for a walk of approximately two hours. For more information, or in case of doubtful weather, please call Kerry Kilday at (561) 389-9612.


Music In The Garden - next concert

Friday July 10, 

 SHH Band - Modern Jazz

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. Concerts begin at 6:30 pm in the Boxerwood Meadow.
more information here 

Eco Book Club 


Enjoy reading and then sharing your thoughts on environmentally oreinted literature.  Our next meeting will be July 15 at 3:30 here at Boxerwood and we are reading Bernd Heinrich's Life Everlasting: the Animal Way of Death. New members are always welcome. 


Nature Explorers Summer Camps 

August 11 - 14 - Campers 3 years of age to Rising 3rd Graders (Full at this time)

more information here


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