Boxerwood Gardens: Nature Center and Woodland Garden

Boxerwood Nature Center & Woodland Garden

Thursday, April 17, 2pm - Tea and training – Spring Flowering Trees and Shrubs

The magnolias are blooming here at Boxerwood! Come learn what other woody plants are flowering and then enjoy a walk through the gardens.

Saturday, April 26 - 3pm to 6pm RiverRats and River Monitorning Training Sesions

Boxerwood is a partner host for 2 upcoming volunteer training/initiatives of the James River Association here at Boxerwood on Saturday, April 26. One training will be for River Rats, volunteers who patrol and/or paddle a stretch of the James or its tributaries as "observant eyes" for river health. The other is for a summertime only weekly monitoring of the Maury River for swimming health, etc See these links for more information: . and


Earth Day Events -  Sunday April 27 1:00 to 4:00 Make your own “Trashion” statement

Design your own fashion by applying the three R’s of environmental sustainability: reduce, reuse, recycle. We’re using what would go into the landfill or burn pile to make art and music, and we’re hoping all our artsy Rockbridge neighbors will get involved. Kicking off the event will be a runway show featuring recycled wearables created by Charlottesville trashionista and upcycle artist Lark Waxwings. (“Upcycling” is how artists refer to reusing old or found objects to make new art.) Following the show will be three workshops for the public:

DIY (Design-It-Yourself)Trashion Fashions
Build a Recycled Instrument
Make Twig Art

1:30 - Lark Waxwings show
2:15 - 3:30 - Halestone Dancers, Trash Band
3:30 - Community Trashion Show

Help by donating stuff: See the list and the Trashion Fashion Show Rule, Categories, and Prizes here. Clean stuff can be dropped off at the nature center anytime or brought to Boxerwood on the day of the event.

Friday, May 9 - Music in the Garden Series Begins!

BYOB (Bring your own picnic) at 5:30, Music 6:30 to 8:00
5/9 Fading Point (A cappella Singing Group from Southern Virginia University )
6/13 Lexington Coffee House Jam (Joe/Steve/Dan) plus The Grumpy Old Men
8/8 Molimo
9/12 Coprolites - Different Time: BYOB at 5:00, Music 6 to 7:30

Saturday, July 12 Fifth Annual BoxerWoodstock 1:00 to 9:00 pm

Music includes:
1:30 – 2:00 PM Ukulele HS Band
2:15 – 2:45 PM Laura Good – Twigs (
3:00 – 3:45 PM Toad Face (
4:00 – 4:45 PM Jon Spear’s Band (
5:00 – 5:45 PM The Killing Daylights (

7:00 – 7:45 PM Blake Shester and friends
8:00 – 8:45 PM The Ruckus (Ruth Huffman and friends)

There will also be kids'activies, food, and more! Stay tuned

June Sessions -- Nature Builders Camp --- Monday - Friday 8:30 to 12:30

June 16 - 20 Session I: For preschoolers ages 4-5 (turning 4 before September 30)
June 23 - 27 Session II: For children currently enrolled in Grades K-4 (2013 -14 school year)
$140 for members; $165 for nonmembers. (Join Boxerwood now!)
For more information. call 540=463-2697 or contact
Jess Sullivan (Session I)
Hannah West (Session II)
Camp Application Download Here

August 18 - 22 -- Nature Builders Pilot Camp

Ages 4 - 10 -- Brochure Here

Saturday, September 23 - Rockbridge Community Festival

September 27 - Fall Family Festival

Sunday, October 12 - Plant Sale 1 - 4 pm

Friday, December 5 - Lexington Parade

Sunday, December 7 - Greens Workshop

Sunday, December 13 - Gifts of Nature

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