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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Winter Events

Gifts Of Nature

Saturday, December 5 from 1-5pm: Gifts of Nature Family Workshop
Bring the kids and grandkids to Boxerwood’s lodge to craft treats for the birds and wildlife that winter in Rockbridge. Honeysuckle wreaths, cranberry garlands, dried fruit kabobs, peanut butter pinecones, and suet-and-seed fruit cups are some of the edible ornaments you can create.  Need environmentally-friendly gifts for family and friends? Make totes from recycled birdseed sacks, birdfeeders from dried gourds, gift tags from last winter’s holiday cards, and nature-stamped gift wrap for all occasions.

The fee to participate is $5/family for Boxerwood members or $10/family for non-members. Boxerwood will provide vines, cones, winter berries, and greenery from the garden, as well as suet, raffia, ribbon and other project supplies. Families are asked to contribute one type of wildlife food, such as seeds, nuts, dried fruits, popcorn, or fresh cranberries that will be shared by all participants. And bring recycled cards and seed sacks if you have them.

Winter Greens Workshop

December 6 from 2-5pm: Winter Greenery Workshop and Sale
Join Faith Vosburgh, Boxerwood’s horticulturist, for a wreath-making workshop at the nature center on Sunday, December 6 from 2-5pm. A $20 fee to participate covers materials for a wreath, swag or small arrangement, including a festive bow – and Faith’s expert guidance!  Space is limited, so please RSVP to or call 463-2697. 

Assorted greenery from Boxerwood will also be for sale by the bundle ($5 each) at Boxerwood’s lodge in December on weekdays from 9am-1pm. The selection will include magnolia, spruce, cedar and berried branches.

For more information, visit or Boxerwood on Facebook, or call the nature center on weekdays (463-2697).