Blandy Summer Solstice Twilight 5K is canceled
We hope to have this race next year, Saturday, June 19, 2021.

BLANDY CLOSURE: We sadly announce that effective Tuesday, 31 March 2020, Blandy Experimental Farm and the State Arboretum of Virginia will be closed to the public due to growing concerns over the Coronavirus pandemic. We know that for many of you, Blandy has been an oasis during this stressful time, but in order to encourage greater social distancing, the University of Virginia feels that this is the prudent thing to do. Please stay safe and healthy, and we hope to see everyone back at Blandy as soon as possible.

To support Blandy as many of our fundraising programs are canceled, please consider making a gift to the Foundation of the State Arboretum online using the link below or onsite at the front kiosk.Thank you!

A Real Beauty
Delicate Virginia Springbeauty (Claytonia virginica) flowers are one of the earliest native wildflowers in our region. They can be found in moist wetlands from Nova Scotia to Louisiana and as far west  as Texas. This photo was taken Thursday, March 26, near the home of one of Blandy's staff.
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