Guided Walking Meditation
Wednesday, Sept. 3, 6:30-8 p.m.
Learn to slow down and draw on nature through guided meditation, silent walking, and personal reflection. Dress for the weather; for those 16 and older. Register and pay online at

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Class of 2014
Graduate and undergraduate students, faculty, and assistants celebrate the completion of the 2014 Blandy Summer Research Program in this photo taken Wednesday, Aug. 6, in the Quarters Courtyard. The 11-week program culminates with the Research Forum, where students share their summer research with the public. 

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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, deforestation 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