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About the Willowwood Foundation
The Willowwood Foundation:
Currently, the Willowwood Foundation primarily supports restoration and garden projects at the Willowwood Arboretum, and provides annual grants for horticultural interns, garden maintenance and restoration and plantings for the gardens and key collections.
The Willowwood Foundation celebrates the “Lilac Party” tradition of Hal Tubbs and Dr. Ben Blackburn the third Sunday of May each year as its primary fundraiser.
In 1960, Dr. Ben Blackburn and Russell W. Myers, Landscape Architect and Secretary Director of the Morris County Park Commission, established the Willowwood Foundation to protect the Willowwood treasure.
The Willowwood Foundation is a non profit (Section 501(c)(3) under the Internal Revenue code) educational organization incorporated in 1960 in the State of New Jersey to nurture an appreciation for and knowledge of botany, horticulture and the natural world through its support of public education, written materials and facilities to promote use, access and information about native and exotic plants.
The Willowwood Foundation needs and welcomes your support and invites you to join a most unique organization which is working to preserve New Jersey’s Garden Heritage.
Yes, I want to help. All donations are tax deductible as allowable by law. Click here to go to the Contact Us page with our address.
Willowwood Board of Trustees:
|Rob Diemar III, President
Brace Krag, Vice President
Stathis Andris, Treasurer
Leslie Allain, Assistant Secretary
Kate Burke Walsh
Betty Cass Schmidt, MCPC
David Helmer, MCPC
Sally Hemsen, President, Friends of Frelinghuysen
|Marshall Jeanes, Trustee Emeritus
Anne Peterson, 2015 20th Anniversary Lilac Party CoChair
Katie Porter, Trustee Emeritus
Becky Terry, 2015 20th Anniversary Lilac Party CoChair
Willowwood Foundation, PO Box 218, Gladstone, NJ 07934
Leslie Allain, Administrator and Assistant Secretary, Board of Trustees
Phone: 908 234 1815
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- Feb., 2015
- Fall, 2014
- Spring, 2014
- March, 2014
- Fall, 2013
- Spring 2013
- Feb. 2013
- Fall 2012
- Spring 2012
- February 2012
- Fall 2011
See the "Hidden World of Willowwood" in the latest Black River Journal (BRJ) by clicking the image above.
Willowwood is not new to the BRJ -- here is an article from 2008 commemorating Willowwood's Centennial.