Public Programs and Events at Blandy

Blandy's public outreach attracts visitors to one of the region's most beautiful outdoor destinations and encourages an understanding and appreciation of environmental issues and the natural world.

NOTICE: Due to heightened concerns about the coronavirus, all organized meetings, programs, and events scheduled at Blandy Experimental Farm are canceled through May 15, including Garden Fair. (This date may be extended if necessary.) The Arboretum grounds, however, will remain open dawn to dusk. Note our public restrooms will be closed. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this difficult time. Please 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 or onsite at the front kiosk.Thank you!

https://pci.foc.virginia.edu/fosa/donations-and-membership
Programs

Our programs emphasize environmental issues, gardening, ecology, natural history, and living lightly on the land. Most public programs are aimed at the interested citizen and do not require specialized knowledge, and many are specifically designed for children and families.


Opportunities at Blandy
  • Illustrated talks and workshops
  • Tours and field trips
  • Interpretive signs and brochures
  • Summer and winter programs for kids
Programs, tours, and events are offered throughout the year and for groups by special arrangement.