Slave Housing at Blandy, the Tuleyries, and in Clarke County
Friday, May 26, 7-8:30 p.m.
Doug Sanford
U. of Mary Washington

Blandy’s brick barracks and the small rooms of the Tuleyries gatehouse are unusual examples of slave housing. This talk will address architectural details of these quarters and others in Clarke County, comparing them to slave quarters across Virginia. Reservations required.
Summer Nature Camp begins June 26!

What's Under the Hood?
Jack in the Pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum) is a Virginia native plant that grows naturally in moist woodlands. This one was photographed Monday, May 22, in front of the Quarters. Clusters of bright red berries will form in late summer or fall before the plant goes dormant until next spring.

Programs and Events

Grounds Open Dawn to Dusk, 365 Days a Year

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, defoliation 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