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The American Boxwood Society (ABS)

The American Boxwood Society is a not-for-profit membership organization founded in 1961 and devoted to the appreciation, scientific understanding and propagation of the genus Buxus L.

The Society's headquarters is at the State Arboretum of Virginia, formerly the University of Virginia's Orland E. White Arboretum, at Blandy Experimental Farm, Clarke County, Virginia. There the ABS has established and currently supports the ABS Memorial Garden, developed as a memorial to two early leaders of the Society, who died in 1974, Henry Hohman of the Kingsville Nursery, Maryland and Dr. John T. Baldwin of the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA. The Memorial Garden now includes over 150 different species and varieties, all labeled.

The ABS also serves as the International Registration Authority for cultivated Buxus L. It sponsors and partially funds scientific research projects on Buxus. The ABS is dedicated to making popular the use of boxwood in landscapes throughout the country.