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Take home a part of history in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The historic boxwood at Gunston Hall are in declining health and are being removed as a part of our garden restoration project. We have taken hundreds of clippings of these boxwood plants to preserve their genetic material. Now you have the chance to take home clippings from these 230-year-old plants.
Reserved cuttings are available available online only; boxwood cuttings will not be reserved over the phone or in person. Reservations need to be completed no later than 9 a.m. on the day you'd like to pick them up.
If you reserve, we'll pot the boxwood for you, you just need to pick it up. Each cutting is $12.50 plus a $2.50 service fee.
Purchase one or more cuttings by selecting the day you would like to pick up your boxwood:
Saturday, August 3, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Thursday, August 8, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday, August 9, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, August 10, 9:30-5 p.m.
Guests are not permitted to take their own cuttings at any time. Gunston Hall, in an effort to preserve the beauty of our site and minimize the transmission of of a boxwood disease called blight, takes special precautions when handling plants in the garden.
We'll do our best job with the cuttings and potting, but we cannot guarantee that all cutting will survive efforts to root them.
Root Your Own: $10
Reserve a Cutting: $15
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10709 Gunston Road
Mason Neck, VA 22079
703 550 9220 Phone
703 550 9480 Fax
Hours & Museum
Mansion & Museum Open 9:30—5:00 Daily
Grounds close at 6:00 p.m.
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Year’s Day