About the Willowwood Foundation

The Willowwood Foundation:

Currently, the Willowwood Foundation primarily supports restoration and garden projects at the Willowwood Arboretum, providing 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
Katie Porter, Secretary
Jason Andris
Julie Baron, MCPC
James Bellis
Kate Burke Walsh
Bill Carifa
Meryl Carmel
Alice Cutler
David Helmer, MCPC
Sally Hemsen, President, Friends of Frelinghuysen
Ayanna Hill Gill
  Marshall Jeanes
Kristen Krag
Anne Peterson, '14 Lilac Party CoChair
George Rochat
Ken Selody
Becky Terry, '14 Lilac Party CoChair
Dan Will

Willowwood Foundation, PO Box 218, Gladstone, NJ 07934
Leslie Allain, Administrator and Assistant Secretary, Board of Trustees
Phone: 908 234 1815
Email: wwfoundation@willowwoodfoundation.com