We welcome you to a dedicated corps of environmentalists and nature lovers who believe in the mission of the State Arboretum of Virginia at Blandy Experimental Farm and support it through their membership in the Foundation of the State Arboretum. You truly make a difference in the future of our planet by lending support to the critical environmental research that takes place here and inspiring budding scientists of all ages through diverse educational programs. Thank you for caring!

Basic Benefits of Membership

● Our online quarterly newsletter, Arbor Vitae

● Reciprocal admission to more than 300 North American gardens

● Reduced public programs fees

● Exclusive invitation to Garden Fair Preview Night

● Discounts at participating nurseries and garden centers

● Free one-year subscription to Better Homes & Gardens or Martha Stewart Living through the American     
   Public  Gardens Association

● State Arboretum of Virginia decal (one-time gift)


Membership Levels (effective August 1, 2019):
                     Individual    $45
                     Individual 65 years+  $35
                        Basic benefits for one person

Family     $75
Family 65 years+     $50
Basic benefits for two adults and four children at the same address

Perennial     $120+
For recurring monthly gifts of $10 or more; basic benefits plus State Arboretum water bottle (one-time gift)

Patron     $250-499
All of the above, plus priority registration for select programs

Benefactor     $500-999
All of the above, plus access to the insider’s biannual Director’s Notebook

Student Membership   $20
(must be currently enrolled) 
Benefits include online quarterly newsletter (Arbor Vitae), reciprocal admission to more than 300 North American gardens, reduced public programs fees

Dog Membership        $25
(What fun!)
Benefits include FOSA membership dog tag, a State Arboretum decal, Fido Photo Day at Blandy, access to 700+ acres of trails to explore, free doggie waste bags


The 1926 Society Giving Levels
In 1926, Graham F. Blandy bequeathed 712 acres of the Tuleyries, his Clarke County property, to the University of Virginia with the stipulation that the acreage be named Blandy Experimental Farm. The university hired Dr. Orland E. White as the first director the following year, and arboretum plantings began shortly thereafter.

Please note: Members of the 1926 Society enjoy all benefits of membership at the Benefactor level (see above) plus those listed with each level.

Blandy Society                 $1,000-2,499
Benefactor level benefits (above), plus an invitation to annual 1926 Society Reception, one State Arboretum Tree of the Year sapling on Arbor Day, access to the insider's quarterly Director's Notebook

Silverbell Circle                 $2,500-4,999
All of the above, plus a behind-the-scenes tour with Blandy's Director

Ginkgo Guild                         $5,000+
All of the above, plus two Family-level gift memberships, and complimentary registration for select programs


Business Memberships
The Dogwood Society                 $1,500
Benefits include use of meeting facilities once annually, exclusive invitation to Garden Fair Preview Night, one free space rental each year at a FOSA event, the opportunity to market your business to FOSA members with one free ad in our quarterly online newsletter, Arbor Vitae

The Quarters Society                 $2,500
All of the above, plus a company logo on the Foundation of the State Arboretum’s website and a story in quarterly Arbor Vitae


Lifetime Membership
Redbud Life Membership for Two $10,000
(spouses/partners)
Benefactor level benefits (above), plus an invitation to annual 1926 Society Reception, one State Arboretum Tree of the Year sapling on Arbor Day, access to the insider's quarterly Director's Notebook, two behind-the-scenes tours annually with Blandy's Director or other Arboretum specialists, four Family-level gift memberships, and complimentary registration for select programs
 
To join or renew, you may choose to link to a printable form you can complete and mail with your form of payment, or click here to join or renew online.