Water Droplets on Redbud Leaves
Water Droplets on Redbud Leaves

Reciprocal Admissions Program is FOSA Benefit

As the temperature warms up and things start blooming, are you itching to visit some of the beautiful gardens around your home or while you’re travelling? One of the benefits of your current FOSA membership card is the Reciprocal Admissions Program (RAP), which gives you special admission privileges and discounts at 345+ participating gardens throughout North America as part of the AHS Reciprocal Admissions Program.

Enjoy the Flory Iris Garden

A symbol of enduring faith and hope, the Iris, (Iris), known for its slender tall stalks, both soft and vibrant colors and its delicate, cascading, and rising petals has been growing at Blandy Experimental Farm since at least the 1950s. But early this May, the bearded iris cultivars in this legacy collection and additional varieties will unveil their spring beauty more fervently in the backdrop of the newly renovated Walter Flory Memorial Iris Garden. 

Get Your Garden Fair Tickets

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Shop nearly 60 vendors for the very best selection of native plants, annuals, perennials, herbs, trees, shrubs, garden tools, nature-inspired crafts and more. Food, music, children’s activities, and educational opportunities too! Tickets $10/car in advance, $15/car at the gate.

Spring Wildflower Watch- April 11th

April is a great time to see spring ephemeral wildflowers at Blandy, so be sure to check out the woodland section of the Native Plant Trail on your next visit. Still rivers of Virginia Bluebells this week, interspersed with violet Wild Blue Phlox, bright yellow Wood Poppies and Leafy Toadshades, Bloodroots, and Mayapples. Herb Robert (not a Virginia native) appears in a few discrete patches along stone walls.
 

Spring Wildflower Watch- April 5th

April is a great time to see spring ephemeral wildflowers at Blandy, so be sure to check out the woodland section of the Native Plant Trail on your next visit. Loads of Virginia Bluebells this week, with a few Jacob's Ladder and Cutleaf Toothwort flowers starting to pop up. It looks like Golden Ragwort will bloom soon.
 
Stay tuned to our social media pages and website for wildflower updates this spring!

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Shop nearly 60 vendors for the very best selection of native plants, annuals, perennials, herbs, trees, shrubs, garden tools, nature-inspired crafts and more. Food, music, children’s activities, and educational opportunities too! Tickets $10/car in advance, $15/car at the gate.

Events

Thursday, April 25th

  1. Blandy Plein Air Club
  2. Blandy Book Club

Friday, April 26th

  1. Neotropical Migrants Bird Walk

Thursday, May 2nd

  1. Blandy Sketch Group
    • Start time: 12:30pm
    • End time: 03:30pm
    • The Blandy Sketch Group is a dynamic group of artists who work in the visual arts and who all share a love of the natural world as inspiration for their artwork. The Blandy Sketch Group is open to any artist, beginner or professional.  This month, we will be meeting in the Blandy LibraryVisit our website for more info- https://blandysketchgroup.wordpress.com/

Tuesday, May 7th

  1. Blandy Photography Club Meeting
    • Start time: 06:00pm
    • End time: 08:00pm
    • To learn more, send an email to [email protected]

Tuesday, May 14th

  1. Conservation Easements for Small and Large Rural Properties