Spring Programs
Flora of Virginia
Friday April 3 and April 10
9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Marion Lobstein and Sally Anderson will lead lab and field sessions using the Flora of Virginia to identify plant families, genera, and species. Registration includes both days.

View the full brochure here or
or call 540-837-1758 Ext. 224.


Seek and Find
Click to see what you can
find in the meadow now!

Early Bloomers
More flowers are awakening from their winter slumber, including these crocus in bloom along the walkway in front of the Quarters. This photo was taken Thursday, March 26.

Grounds Open Dawn to Dusk, 365 Days a Year
Programs & Events

April 3
Flora of Virginia (Part 1)
9am - 2pm  details

April 10
Flora of Virginia (Part 2)
9am - 2pm  details

April 17
Introduction to Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
6:30pm - 8:30pm  details


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.

Contact Us Email: Blandy@virginia.edu
Mailing Address: 400 Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce VA 22620 | Phone: 540-837-1758 Ext. 0