ginkgo trees turning yellow
ginkgo trees turning yellow

Sick plant? Contact your local extension office!

Sick plant at home? Want help with a diagnosis? Contact your local Virginia Cooperative Extension office (https://ext.vt.edu/offices.html) for help!

To protect the unique specimens in the arboretum’s collection and reduce the spread of plant pests and diseases, PLEASE DO NOT BRING ANY OUTSIDE PLANT MATERIAL TO BLANDY. 

Thanks so much for your help keeping our plants happy and healthy!

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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The Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardeners are hosting their annual Seed Exchange at Blandy this Saturday (January 28th) from 10:00-2:00!

Events

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

Saturday, February 4th

  1. Knowing and Growing Boxwood
    • Start time: 10:30am
    • End time: 12:00pm
    • Grown for centuries, boxwood is a familiar shrub in many regions of the United States and Europe. Yet, boxwood is not always well understood. Learn all about box with Lynn Batdorf, retired Curator for the National Boxwood Collection at the U.S. National Arboretum and author of numerous authoritative texts on boxwood. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER: HTTPS://BLANDY.VIRGINIA.EDU/CONTENT/WINTER-PROGRAMS-WORKSHOPS-WALKS

  2. Inclement Weather Date: Hot Chocolate Hike - Wild Winter Wonderland
    • Start time: 02:00pm
    • End time: 03:00pm
    • Inclement weather date for Jan. 21st program. Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean nature goes away! Enjoy a mug of hot chocolate (or tea!) while exploring wild and wonderful winter habitats with a naturalist. Click here for more information and to register: https://blandy.virginia.edu/content/winter-programs-workshops-walks

Tuesday, February 7th

  1. Blandy Photo Club Meeting

Saturday, February 11th

  1. Houseplant Love
    • Start time: 10:00am
    • End time: 11:30am
    • Are you loving your houseplants to death? Learn tips and tricks to keep your houseplants happy and healthy from Blandy’s Assistant Curator for Herbaceous Gardens Carrie Whitacre. Pick out a new houseplant to take home… perhaps a gift for a special someone? Click here for more information and to register: https://blandy.virginia.edu/content/winter-programs-workshops-walks

Saturday, February 18th

  1. Inclement Weather Date: Houseplant Love
    • Start time: 10:00am
    • End time: 11:30am
    • Inclement weather date for Feb. 11th program- Are you loving your houseplants to death? Learn tips and tricks to keep your houseplants happy and healthy from Blandy’s Assistant Curator for Herbaceous Gardens Carrie Whitacre. Pick out a new houseplant to take home… perhaps a gift for a special someone? Click here for more information and to register: https://blandy.virginia.edu/content/winter-programs-workshops-walks

  2. Hot Chocolate Hike - Bodacious Birds