Willowwood Foundation elects New Officers

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With the departure of current President Rob Diemar and his family to warmer climes (although Rob will remain a Trustee for the Tubbs Trust), 15 year veteran Trustee Brace Krag was named President by the Board of Trustees at their June, 2015 meeting.

Other new officers include Jason Andris, Vice President, Kate Burke Walsh, Secretary and Stathis Andris continues as Treasurer.


Japanese Flowering Cherries at Willowwood

Anthony Aiello
Morris Arboretum Dir. of Horticulture

Willowwood Arboretum was the site on April 18, 2015 of a fascinating lecture on the history of Japanese flowering cherries in the United States, including the beautiful collection at Willowwood.

Anthony Aiello, Director of Horticulture at Pennsylvania's Morris Arboretum traced the early 20th century arrival of these beautiful collections at Washington's Tidal Basin, the Morris Arboretum, New York -- and at our very own Willowwood Arboretum.


The 1st Annual Tubbs Lecture


The 1st Annual Tubbs Lecture was held on Sunday, April 19th.

Professor Anthony Aiello, Director of Horticulture at the University of Pennsylvania, presented a fascinating lecure entitled, “Japanese Flowering Cherries: A 100 Year Long Love Affair.”

Christie Administration Celebrates NJ's Public Gardens & Arboreta

NJ Ag. Secy. Fisher (l)
& John Morse, MCPC Mgr of Hort.

Agriculture Secretary Encourages Garden Visits, Fall Planting

(CHESTER 9.17.14) – New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher today visited Willowwood Arboretum in Chester and encouraged public garden and arboretum visits this fall. He also reminded residents and visitors that fall is a great time to tend to home gardens with new plantings.

“People in the tri-state region are just a short trip away from dozens of New Jersey public gardens, each offering a unique and special experience,” said Secretary Fisher. “At the same time, these gardens offer numerous ideas for the home gardener. This is the perfect time of year to plant for a beautiful spring garden.”


Anne's Travels Blog

Anne's Travels is a blog chronicling her travels all over the US. Her articles are descriptive and include nice photos. We are happy she visited the Willowwood Arboretum earlier this year and liked what she saw.

See her article here: http://www.annestravels.net/willowwood-arboretum/.


2014 "Cherry" Photo Contest Winners Announced

The 2014 Photo Contest topic was "Willowwood's Cherries".

There are many varieties of cherries at Willowwood (see list under garden information). One of which is one of Willowwood's most unusual cherries: Prunus serrulata ‘Asagi’. Each spring visitors marvel at its curious apple-green flowers.


A Tale of Two Settings

Black River Journal, June, 2014

Kate & Joe's special evening was "breathtaking," as they and their families celebrated their rehearsal dinner at Willowwood Arboretum.

Read the article in Black River Journal by clicking here.


Outdoor Beauty

NJ Bride - Spring, 2014

Katie Reimer and Michael Nahoum chose the Willowwood Arboretum for their June 22, 2013 wedding, focusing on the beauty of the Arboretum.

Read the article from New Jersey Bride by clicking here.


2013 Photo Contest Winners

The 2013 contest featured Willowwood’s Magnolias.

Generally in bloom March into April, the top twelve photos of Magnolias were displayed at WW on Mother's Day and at the Lilac Party, May 19, 2013. After voting, the winning photos were featured in this website's Photo Section. First Place prize winner is Elise Ange. Navjot Singh won 2nd Place, Peggy Wagemann, 3rd Place and David Mills, 4th Place.


2012 Photo Contest Winners

In 2012 the Foundation sponsored our first competition - the topic was Daffodils.

First place winner was Ashton Temples for his photo of a single daffodil. Michael Hartnett's photo came in 2nd place and Gene Moretti had two of his photos tied for 3rd Place. The top finalist photos are displayed on the photo page on this website.



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