Ginkgo: The Tree That
Time Forgot
Thursday, Aug. 6
6 p.m. Wine & Cheese Reception
Reception Full
7 p.m. Program
Peter Crane, Yale University

Author and former director of the Royal Botanic Gardens Peter Crane will discuss the fascinating history of the ginkgo tree. Known as a "living fossil," ginkgos have remained essentially unchanged for more than 200 million years.

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We Are Part of the

Wall Flowers
Garden Phlox (Phlox paniculata) is a native Virginia wildflower that's popular in gardens and landscapes for its long-lasting colorful blooms. This photo was taken Friday, July 31, alongside stone wall adjacent to the Pollination Garden, just east of the Quarters. 

Programs & Events

Thursday, August 6
Ginkgo: The Tree That
Time Forgot
6:00pm - 8:00pm  details

Friday, August 14
Aeroponics: Growing Vegetables Simply - and Vertically
7:00pm - 8:30pm  details

Friday, August 21
Ticks & Lyme Disease:
Complications,Treatment, Prevention
1:00pm - 2:30pm  details

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