Facilities Reservations

Who May Reserve Blandy Facilities

The purpose of the University of Virginia's Blandy Experimental Farm is to increase understanding of the natural environment through research and education. 

Principal users of facilities at Blandy Experimental Farm are groups from the University of Virginia, Blandy Experimental Farm, the Foundation of the State Arboretum, Virginia Native Plant Society, and other partner organizations. Government agencies are encouraged to use Blandy facilities. Other non-profit organizations with a horticulture, natural history, or environmental education focus may submit an application for facility use. In general, Blandy does not reserve facilities for private functions such as birthday parties, showers, or reunions. Reservation forms must be signed and arrangements for use must be completed no later than a week in advance of an event. The Director and the Field Station Manager reserve the right to deny the use of the facilities or, in special cases, make exceptions to the facility use policy as outlined. This form does not include weddings, for information on weddings at Blandy, please call 540-837-1758 ext 221.

Blandy Experimental Farm complies with UVA's efforts to eliminate single-use plastics. Users must not bring single-use plastic and polystyrene food containers, disposable plastic straws and cutlery, disposable plastic bags, or single-use plastic water bottles to Blandy. Meeting rooms are equipped with water coolers. Refilling of BYO reusable water bottles is encouraged, as is the use of reusable or compostable cutlery.

How to Make a Reservation

First, please read Policies Governing Use of Blandy Facilities. Reservations must be made by submitting our online reservation form below.  Once the completed form has been received and fees paid, the reservations will be confirmed by the Field Station Manager.  To check the availability of a specific date, please click here to view the reservation calendar.  

Please make facilities use checks payable to Blandy Experimental Farm and mail to: Blandy Experimental Farm Attn: Facilities Use, 400 Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce VA 22620