GREAT NEWS! The Arboretum grounds re-opened to the public at sunrise Saturday, June 6. Public restrooms are open and available at Peetwood Pavilion only. Some normally public areas around buildings and offices remain closed. Signs will be posted encouraging social distancing and use of masks around other people. For everyone's safety, please do not approach staff, students, volunteers and other visitors you may encounter.  Please park at least six feet from other cars. Leashed dogs are welcome! Thank you for your patience and understanding, and stay safe.

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.
Thank you!

Monday, August 3, 8:30 - 9:30 p.m.
A Walk to Watch the Rise
of the Full Sturgeon Moon
Join us for a walk around Blandy's grounds as the full moon rises. Meet near the information kiosk at the parking lot. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a flashlight. Also, remember you'll need to practice social distancing among families during the walk. We'll stop periodically for comments and questions. Then we'll stop and watch the moon come up over the Blue Ridge Mountains.

This photo was taken along our zoo garden path where the ferns grow lush.Put on your walking shoes and meander through the arboretum!

2020 Garden Fair was canceled due to the coronavirus, but you can still support our Garden Fair vendors.

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.

Contact Us Email:
Mailing Address: 400 Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce VA 22620 | Phone: 540-837-1758 Ext. 0