Get Your Kids
Outside This Winter
Young Naturalist Program
Jan. 14-March 11

The program for this Saturday, January 14 has been canceled due to the threat of icy weather.

Blandy is beautiful in winter! Join our Environmental Educators and Master Naturalists as we explore the natural world through hands-on activities, close observations, games, and crafts. For kids in Grades 1-6. Register early to reserve your space.



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Winter Wake-up Call
Snow blankets the Arboretum landscape after the first winter snowstorm of the season. This photo was taken Friday, Jan. 6, looking southeast from the Quarters. Click the photo for a larger view.


Programs and Events

Grounds Open Dawn to Dusk, 365 Days a Year
Arboretum

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.

Education

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.

Research

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