Three Sessions
Kids need nature and nature needs kids! Explore the natural world through observation, experimentation, and hands-on activities. 

Summer Camp
Registration is Closed



 
Arboretum Walking Tour
Thursday, July 12, 3-4:30 p.m.
Join us as we explore the arboretum’s gardens and collections. Wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. Reservations required.


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Light a Candle
Black Cohosh (Actaea racemosa), also known colloquially as Fairy Candles, blooms in the woodland portion of the Native Plant Trail in this photo taken Thursday, June 28. This Virginia native is widely distributed in eastern North America, from western Massachusetts to Missouri and south to Tennessee and Georgia. 

 
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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