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Make plans to join us for the 56th Annual Symposium!

The Presidential Tour will take us down the Shenandoah Valley and over to the Piedmont to visit gardens and horticultural points of interest, including the homes of Woodrow Wilson, Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe. Mark your calendars for May 11, 12 & 13, 2016.

By MAIL
CLICK HERE to access the Registration Form

Mail Registration Form(s) with remittance by April 20 to:
American Boxwood Society, PO Box 85, Boyce, VA 22620-0085

ONLINE
Email your registration form to amboxwoodsociety@gmail.com

And Pay for the Symposium Online!


Notes on the 2016 Symposium

Wow! Another year has come and gone and it is time for the Annual Boxwood Symposium.

We’ve worked hard to give you lots of boxwood, beautiful scenery, good food, and there is wine tasting and Shakespeare if you want.

Your registration fee this year includes; transportation, snacks as we travel by bus, two nights’ hotel accommodations, admission to all farms, gardens or houses, Lunch at Montpelier and Ash Lawn-Highland and dinner with wine at the Barboursville Winery; they have boxwood too! Barboursville also has wine tastings that you are welcome to do on your own.

Not included are breakfasts although both hotels have restaurants, the wine tasting at Barboursville Winery or dinner Thursday evening. There are restaurants within walking distance of the Stonewall Jackson Hotel for dinner. The Blackfriars Playhouse is right next door to the hotel and if you would like to learn more and what is playing, the website is on your registration form.

You will see boxwood on this tour. In fact, they are anxious for us to visit, particularly at Ash Lawn where they hope to learn more from us about their boxwood. There are gift shops and plants available for sale at most of our stops. There should be ample room on the bus for your purchases but just in case, pack light.

Looking forward to seeing you!


Schedule of Events

May 11, Wednesday

  • 8:30am Depart Blandy Farm, Boyce Virginia, parking available
  • Travel to Mt. Sharon Farm, guided tour of Montpelier, (lunch here), Waverley Farm, Barboursville Vineyard, (Dinner here), Travel to Holiday Inn, Charlottesville

May 12, Thursday

  • Tour Tufton Farm, Ash Lawn-Highland(lunch here), and Morven Farm. Travel to Staunton to historic Stonewall Jackson Hotel, Dinner on your own, restaurants within walking distance. Blackfriars Playhouse is next door.

May 13, Friday

  • Tour shade garden, Sunspot Studios, glassblowers, private garden, lunch on your own, Andre Vietteā€™s Nursery, drive through JMU Arboretum. Travel back to Blandy

Symposium Includes All Options Above, two hotel nights (Wednesday & Thursday), two lunches and a dinner.


By MAIL
CLICK HERE to access the Registration Form

Mail Registration Form(s) with remittance by April 20 to:
American Boxwood Society, PO Box 85, Boyce, VA 22620-0085

ONLINE
Email your registration form to amboxwoodsociety@gmail.com

And Pay for the Symposium Online!