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.

New Winter StoryWalk(R)!

Update: This StoryWalk® was removed at the end of February. Stay tuned for more seasonal StoryWalks® in the future!

For the next few weeks, you can enjoy a good book and learn about wintertime wildlife while you walk along the Native Plant Trail!

Blandy's new winter StoryWalk® consists of a series of signs spaced at regular intervals. Each sign bears one page of Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner. You and the young naturalist in your life can read the book a page at a time as you walk along the trail.

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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.

Events

Today

  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

Tomorrow

  1. Make Your Own Succulent Planter
    • Start time: 06:00pm
    • End time: 07:30pm
    • Learn about succulent care and diversity, then make your own succulent planter with “how-tos” from Blandy Assistant Curator for Herbaceous Gardens Carrie Whitacre. All materials and plants provided. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER: HTTPS://BLANDY.VIRGINIA.EDU/CONTENT/UPCOMING-EVENTS

Thursday, May 26th

  1. Blandy Book Club

Friday, May 27th

  1. Bird Walk
    • Start time: 08:00am
    • End time: 10:00am
    • By this time, migrant breeding birds should be singing and nesting. Join Blandy Director and birding enthusiast Dr. David Carr to scout for orioles, Willow Flycatchers, Eastern Kingbirds, Red-eyed Vireos, Yellow Warblers, Common Yellowthroat, Scarlet Tanager, Indigo Buntings, and more!CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER: HTTPS://BLANDY.VIRGINIA.EDU/CONTENT/UPCOMING-EVENTS

Saturday, May 28th

  1. Memorial Tree Planting
    • Start time: 10:00am
    • End time: 11:00am
    • Memorial Tree planting to honor the life of McHenry L.Stiff, III.Meet in the main parking lot at 10am, members of the public are welcome.The Funeral Service for McHenry L. Stiff, III will be held on Saturday, May 28th, 2022 at 2:30 pm at the Grace Episcopal Church, 110 North Church Street, Berryville, VA, 22611.