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.

Landscape Improvement Project Underway for Peetwood Pavilion

March 25, 2022 -- stephanie.swaim

With a breathtakingly beautiful view of the Native Plant Trail meadow and the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Peetwood Pavilion for Environmental Education has become one of the most popular locations at Blandy since it first opened in 2005. Located about 50 yards east of the visitor parking lot, Peetwood Pavilion is primarily used for Blandy’s K-12 school programs. Over the winter it’s received a major facelift, funded with the support of the University of Virginia’s Arboretum and Landscape Committee as well as the Foundation of the State Arboretum.

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More than 300 gardens participate in the Reciprocal Admissions Program (RAP) with the American Horticulture Association. One of the benefits of your current FOSA membership is special admission privileges and discounts at participating gardens throughout North America. 

Events

Tuesday, July 5th

  1. Blandy Photo Club Meeting

Wednesday, July 6th

  1. Summer Research Seminar Series
    • Start time: 06:00pm
    • End time: 07:30pm
    • Each summer, the Blandy research community gathers Wednesdays at 6:00 PM to hear talks by visiting scientists. Seminars highlight current research in the fields of biology, ecology, and environmental science. The public is welcome to attend these sessions, whether they are on zoom or in person. See the schedule and find a link to register here: https://blandy.virginia.edu/summer-research-seminars

      Please RSVP so that we can send a zoom link for online sessions and ensure adequate space for in-person sessions.

Thursday, July 7th

  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 Library.Visit our website for more info- https://blandysketchgroup.wordpress.com/

Wednesday, July 13th

  1. Summer Research Seminar Series
    • Start time: 06:00pm
    • End time: 07:30pm
    • Each summer, the Blandy research community gathers Wednesdays at 6:00 PM to hear talks by visiting scientists. Seminars highlight current research in the fields of biology, ecology, and environmental science. The public is welcome to attend these sessions, whether they are on zoom or in person. See the schedule and find a link to register here: https://blandy.virginia.edu/summer-research-seminars

      Please RSVP so that we can send a zoom link for online sessions and ensure adequate space for in-person sessions.

Wednesday, July 20th

  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. Developing Climate Solutions through Creative Writing
    • Start time: 01:00pm
    • End time: 02:30pm
    • In this workshop, participants will be introduced to the genre of climate fiction (cli-fi), encouraged to develop personal connections to climate change, and be guided through writing activities. Click here for more information and to register: HTTPS://BLANDY.VIRGINIA.EDU/CONTENT/UPCOMING-EVENTS

  3. Summer Research Seminar Series
    • Start time: 06:00pm
    • End time: 07:30pm
    • Each summer, the Blandy research community gathers Wednesdays at 6:00 PM to hear talks by visiting scientists. Seminars highlight current research in the fields of biology, ecology, and environmental science. The public is welcome to attend these sessions, whether they are on zoom or in person. See the schedule and find a link to register here: https://blandy.virginia.edu/summer-research-seminars

      Please RSVP so that we can send a zoom link for online sessions and ensure adequate space for in-person sessions.