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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Upcoming Events and Activities



Order deadline is October 2 

Fall is the perfect time to plant bulbs and ours are the best, shipped to the U.S. directly from the Netherlands in September.  Sold in lots of 10.

Proceeds will go to support Boxerwood's Woodland Garden


Bulb ordering information here



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.

Next Bird Walk is October 3 at 7:30 am

Eco Book Club   

Enjoy reading and then sharing your thoughts on environmentally oriented literature.
Our  book for October is  Eugenia Bone's Mycophilia:  Revelations from the Weird World of Mushrooms. 
Meet at the Boxerwood Pavilion, Wednesday, October 21, 3:30pm.  New members are welcome.

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