Trillium Field Trip
Friday, May 2, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Join us on our annual field trip to explore spectacular wildflower displays including a sea of trilliums. Meet at Blandy and car-pool to the site. Reservations required, register and pay online at

Seek and Find
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find in the meadow now!
Get Ready for Spring!
Garden Fair is May 10 & 11

The Natives Are Restless
Virginia Bluebells (Mertensia virginica) are blooming in the native plant trail in this photo taken Friday, April 18. These spring ephemerals thrive in moist woodlands, flowering in early spring. Each flower produces four seeds in early summer and the plant then goes dormant until the following spring.

            Grounds Open Dawn to Dusk, 365 Days a Year
Public Programs Calendar


The 172 acre Orland E. White Arboretum was designated the State Arboretum of Virginia in 1986. With over 5000 living trees, the diverse collection is highlighted by over 200 kinds of conifers, 162 types of boxwood, a 300 tree ginkgo grove, a cedar of Lebanon allee, an herb garden, and the Virginia Native Plant Trail.

Public ProgramsKohls Garden Day

Public programs at the State Arboretum provide opportunities for life-long learning in a variety of settings. Workshops, lectures, tours, and children’s camps offer opportunities to learn about environmental issues, natural history, gardening, and more.


Inquiry-based education is at the heart of our preK-12 programs, where students are actively engaged in hands-on explorations and research-driven field investigations. Our programs align with Virginia & National Science Standards as well as with other subjects.


Field-based ecological research is at the heart of Blandy Experimental Farm’s mission. Current University-level research involves plant pollination studies, plant-animal interactions, deforestation caused by the destructive gypsy moth, and the effects of in-breeding on plants.

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Mailing Address: 400 Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce VA 22620 | Phone: 540-837-1758 Ext. 0