Boxerwood - a Nature Center and Woodland Garden located in Lexington, Virginia - is the legacy of Robert S. Munger (1911-1988). It is situated in a rolling Virginia valley nestled between the Allegany and Appalachian Mountains. The thirty acre site contains habitats ranging from wetlands to forests to meadows and fifteen acres of mature, naturalistically planted trees and shrubs, featuring both native and unusual plant specimens.
The Boxerwood Education Association (BEA) is the non-profit organization founded in 2000 which oversees our activities in line with our mission "to educate and inspire people of all ages to be successful and environmentally responsible stewards of the earth." Our education programs for preschools through middle schools take place on site or at local schools and along local rivers.
The BEA also sponsors special events for adults, the community, and families. To see some of our special past events or find out more of what we do, click on any of the rotating images.
Each garden visitor experiences something new and amazing in every season. There are as many experiences as there are people to experience them. Please come to sit, stroll, explore, enjoy!The garden is open every day of the week during daylight hours. Summer hours are roughly 8:00 to 8:00. Maps and other information are at the Welcome Kiosk at the top of the driveway. Come down to the Lodge most weekdays for a "touch it" center and other information.
Visiting the garden is free, but we welcome donations. Or, make the garden your own - become a member.