Boxerwood Nature Center
& Woodland Garden

A Virginia Center For Environmental Education Excellence

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, that 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. Award Winning 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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 Boxerwood On Television News

On November 18 Paris Holmes from WXFR News in Roanoke visited Boxerwood.  Go to the link below to view her report.

Boxerwood On WXFR


Upcoming Events and Activities

Boxerwood is seeking applicants for the position of

Executive Director

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Midwinter Birdseed Sale to Benefit Boxerwood

Click for Form: Order by Thursday, February 11, 2016

Boxerwood Earth Day Celebration
Fairy Forest Festival
Saturday, April 23, 2016




Kerry Kilday will be leading the Bird Club's monthly "Birding at Boxerwood" walk

on Saturday, Feb 6 at 8am.  Join us!  We've seen more than 85 species over the

course of the year

Members of the Rockbridge Bird Club invite bird enthusiasts to join them the first Saturday of every month to go birding at Boxerwood. Local birding experts aid people of all ages and skill levels in locating, identifying, and bird song interpretation.  As many as 51 species of birds have been identified during past walks.

Join the Great Backyard Birdcount 

February 12 - 15, 2016

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