Boxerwood Gardens: Nature Center and Woodland Garden

Boxerwood Nature Center & Woodland Garden


   BioBlitz   8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Growing in popularity across the U.S., BioBlitzes are free, public events in which members of the public help experts identify and tally the total number of living species found in a specific area within a given timeframe.
Volunteers of any age and background may join any of the  "hunts."  The event is free and no preregistration is required. There will be one-hour forays for birds, native plants and trees, mammals, herps (reptiles/amphibians), bugs, and fungi, both in the morning and afternoon. Guest naturalists will lead each foray with volunteers as helpers. The event will occur rain or shine. 

8:00 - 10a.m. Foray: Birds (led by Kerry Kilday, Rockbridge Bird Club) (Walks will be held on the first Saturday of each month and conducted by the Rockbridge Bird Club. See the birds we found in September on our blog.)

10 a.m - 11 a.m. Foray #1: Native Trees (led by Peggy Dyson-Cobb, Native Plant Society);
Foray #2: Bugs (led by Amanda Rose Newton, 4-H);  Mammals (led by Deb Gordon, Rockbridge Master Naturalists)

11 a.m. - 12 p.m.  Foray #1 Reptiles/Amphibians (led by Dr. Paul Moosman, VMI);
Foray #2 Native Trees (led by Faith Vosburgh, Boxerwood)

12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Siesta

1 p.m. - 2 p.m.: Foray #1: Fungus (led by Betty Besal and Diane Holsinger);
Foray #2: Bugs (led by Amanda Rose Newton, 4-H)

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.: Foray #1: Native Trees (led by Betty Besal):
Foray #2: Bugs (led by Amanda Rose Newton):
Foray #3: Mammals (led by Deb Gordon, Rockbridge Master Naturalists)

3 p.m. - 4  p.m: Foray #1: Fungi (led by Betty Besal and Diane Holsinger); 
Foray #2: Reptiles/Amphibians (led by Dr. Dave Marsh, WLU), 

4 p.m. - 5 p.m: Foray: Birds (led by Wendy Richards, Rockbridge Bird Club)

Plant Sale 1 - 4 pm

"Boxerwood Babies," seedling and saplings from the garden at Boxerwood will be for sale, ranging in price from $2 to $25. The vast majority of plants are Japanese maples, but there are some natives and exotics included.


Bird Seed Sale until Wednesday October 17.

The Rockbridge Bird Club and the Rockbridge Farmers' Coop are making it possible to order supplies and bird seed with proceedes going to Boxerwood. Details are on this downloadable pdf form


December 5 - Lexington Parade

December 7 - Greens Workshop

December 13 - Gifts of Nature

Past Events are on our Facebook Album Pictures (Look without signing in)