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
Jason Andris
Kate Burke Walsh
Bill Carifa
Meryl Carmel
Betty Cass Schmidt, MCPC
Alice Cutler
Margo Dana
David Helmer, MCPC
Sally Hemsen, President, Friends of Frelinghuysen
  Marshall Jeanes, Trustee Emeritus
Kristen Krag
Anne Peterson, 2015 20th Anniversary Lilac Party CoChair
Katie Porter, Trustee Emeritus
George Rochat
Ken Selody
Becky Terry, 2015 20th Anniversary 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