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ABS Board of Directors Fall Meeting

The Board of Directors met at Blandy Farm this Fall. Among the topics discussed was digitizing copies for all the Boxwood Bulletins for members reference. View our Directory Page for details on our current Board.

Annual Giving Campaign

The generous financial support of our members has permitted your Society to continue to pursue its educational mission by providing information-filled publications such as The Boxwood Bulletin, The Boxwood Handbook and Boxwood: An Illustrated Encyclopedia.

The Society has been responsible for the creation and maintenance of an extensive boxwood display garden at Blandy Farm, the State Arboretum of Virginia, containing over one hundred well-labeled plants, located beside the Arboretum entrance. Your generous past donations have allowed your Society to purchase new plant name tags for this impressive garden.

The Society continues to seek research study projects which will enhance boxwood knowledge and stimulate interest in its use as the "Aristocrat of Evergreens."

In order for your Society to maintain its ability to provide such broad-reaching programs, our Sixth Annual Giving Campaign seeks your generous tax-deductible donations to supplement other revenue.


Click here to DONATE ONLINE.

Checks can be sent to:
The American Boxwood Society
Annual Giving Campaign
PO Box 85, Boyce, VA 22620
Please make checks payable to the American Boxwood Society

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Save the Boxwood!

Please join the American Boxwood Society in helping to save the Boxwood Collection from destruction at the US National Arboretum in Washington DC. Become a member today and help us save the boxwood!

The US National Arboretum is proposing the "de-accession" of several important collections including the Boxwood, the Glenn Dale Azalea, the Hemerocallis and the Daffodil Collections. The decision to destroy these collections will cause irreparable damage in the loss of extremely important horticultural resources, which are invaluable in the study and research of these historically important plants

* Update: The USNA has put a hold on the de-accession of the Boxwood and Azalea Collections thanks to a major contribution by the Friends of the National Arboretum. Unfortunately, this does not mean that the collections are safe, we now have a brief window in which to raise the funds to secure their safety. Your support is more important than ever, become a member today and help protect the boxwood.

Designate a financial gift to the Friends of the National Arboretum. Your donation will be used to save the American Boxwood Collection at the National Arboretum. Click here to make your gift online be sure to indicate that your gift is designated to the Friends of the National Arboretum.

Further information on the USNA De-accession
- Cartoon: You Can Kiss My Hoary Azalea
- Save the Azaleas
- Washington Post Article