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The American Boxwood Society (ABS) 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 in honor of two early leaders of the Society, Henry Hohman and Dr. John T. Baldwin. The Memorial Garden now includes over 150 different species and varieties of boxwood.

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


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