Events at Willowwood Arboretum

Deadline April 15 for Submissions: Late Fall/Winter Photo Contest

Each year the Willowwood Foundation has sponsored a photo contest of Willowwood's flora but for 2015 the fauna have been added to the contest subjects as well. Submit your jpeg via email of any Fall or Winter subject - flora or fauna - to No more than 3 jpegs per email; no limit to submissions. Photos may have been taken in 2014 or 2015. Deadline is April 15, 2015. The top 10-12 photos will be displayed at the Arboretum during the Lilac Party and on this website.

Tubbs Lecture Series: Tony Aiello "Japanese Flowering Cherries" April 19, 2015

Japanese Flowering Cherries: A 100 Year-Long Love Affair
April 19th at the Willowwood Arboretum
$20. per ticket. Reservations: call 973-326-7601


What better place and time to talk “cherries,” than early spring at the Willowwood Arboretum, whose own Cherry collection is outstanding and (depending on Mother Nature) in bloom!

Lilacs: An Old Fashioned Plant for Modern Gardens

Lilacs fill the Willowwood Arboretum and their fragrance surrounds you when they are in bloom - usually from end April through early June.

Mark April 25 on your calendar at the Willowwood Arboretum for a 10 am Lecture by Marc Zukovich, President of Sterling Horticultural Services, talk about the different varieties of this lovely plant, how to prune them for the best blooms and their care and feeding. Then take a stroll through the collection.

20th Anniversary 'Lilac Party', Sunday, May 17

Plan to attend this very special '20th Anniversary' Lilac Party. More details on this lovely garden party will be forthcoming but definitely plan to listen to The Ten and enjoy a Spring Artisan wine tasting by 56 degree wine. Peruse a Silent Auction filled with unusual plants. Listen to the magical melodies of Carlos Cuestas, Classical Guitarist. Plus a few other surprises are planned as well. For information, please call 908-234-1815 and leave a message.