Glorious Ginkgos
A Photo Workshop
Tuesday, Oct. 27
2-5 p.m.
Blandy's ginkgos are spectacular in the fall. This workshop will begin with a slide show and brief overview of lenses, tripods, and other gear. We'll then spend the afternoon shooting in the ginkgo grove, with instruction on exposure and composition and feedback on your photos.

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540-837-1758 Ext. 224

ArborFest is Oct. 10 & 11

Out of Body Experience
A dragonfly emerges from its exoskeleton, transforming from a nymph to an adult dragonfly. This photo was taken Thursday, Sept. 24, at the small fish pond near the Quarters.

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