ginkgo trees turning yellow
ginkgo trees turning yellow

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.

Gingko Guide Training Set For October 16

Blandy’s Ginkgo Grove attracts thousands of visitors each fall – many of whom are visiting Blandy for the first time. We are actively recruiting volunteers (“Ginkgo Guides”) to help introduce visitors to the Ginkgo Grove and to Blandy’s grounds this fall.

Ginkgo Guides should expect to attend a two-hour orientation session Sunday, October 16th, from 2 to 4 PM, and to work one or more three-hour shifts during weekends in October and early November.

The training session will cover:

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Events

Tomorrow

  1. Storytelling Under the Stars: A Night Hike for all Ages
    • Start time: 08:00pm
    • End time: 09:00pm
    • Discover the exciting and mysterious world of nature at night. In this family-friendly program, we’ll explore the arboretum at dusk. Along the way, we’ll share stories describing the amazing adaptations of nocturnal animals. Click here for more information and to register: HTTPS://BLANDY.VIRGINIA.EDU/CONTENT/UPCOMING-EVENTS

Wednesday, August 10th

  1. Storytelling Under the Stars: A Night Hike for all Ages
    • Start time: 08:00pm
    • End time: 09:00pm
    • Discover the exciting and mysterious world of nature at night. In this family-friendly program, we’ll explore the arboretum at dusk. Along the way, we’ll share stories describing the amazing adaptations of nocturnal animals. Click here for more information and to register: HTTPS://BLANDY.VIRGINIA.EDU/CONTENT/UPCOMING-EVENTS

Wednesday, August 17th

  1. Plein Air Group
    • Start time: 10:00am
    • End time: 12:30pm
    • Paint surrounded by the beauty of the natural world! After a quick check-in at the Blandy Herb Garden, artists may go wherever they prefer to paint within Blandy. All experience levels welcome! 

      Visit our website for more info: https://blandy.virginia.edu/sketch-and-plein-air-groups

Friday, August 19th

  1. Outdoor Film Screening- The Biggest Little Farm
    • Start time: 08:15pm
    • End time: 10:00pm
    • Spread out a blanket on the lawn at Blandy's amphitheater and enjoy documentary film The Biggest Little Farm under the stars! Click here for more information and to register: HTTPS://BLANDY.VIRGINIA.EDU/CONTENT/UPCOMING-EVENTS

Thursday, August 25th

  1. Plein Air Group
    • Start time: 10:00am
    • End time: 12:30pm
    • Paint surrounded by the beauty of the natural world! After a quick check-in at the Blandy Herb Garden, artists may go wherever they prefer to paint within Blandy. All experience levels welcome! 

      Visit our website for more info: https://blandy.virginia.edu/sketch-and-plein-air-groups

  2. Blandy Book Club