Water Droplets on Redbud Leaves
Water Droplets on Redbud Leaves

Ginkgo Watch (Oct. 5)

2023 GINKGO WATCH- (MOSTLY) STILL GREEN!

Important information to help you plan your visit. 

The Ginkgo Grove undergoes a magical transformation each Fall as the leaves transition from green to gold. Here's what the Ginkgo Grove looks like today (Thursday, October 5th).

A few trees in the middle of the grove are starting to show some yellow, but most of the trees are still mostly green.

The best time to see golden ginkgoes at Blandy is usually late October - early November.

Ginkgo Watch (Sept. 27th)

2023 GINKGO WATCH- STILL GREEN!

The Ginkgo Grove undergoes a magical transformation each Fall as the leaves transition from green to gold. Here's what the Ginkgo Grove looks like today. Although a few of the youngest saplings are staring to show a tinge of yellow, the vast majority of the leaves at the Grove are still green.

The best time to see golden ginkgoes at Blandy is usually late October - early November.

Stay tuned to our website, Facebook, and Instagram for regular updates on the state of the Grove!

2023 Ginkgo Watch- Green!

The Ginkgo Grove undergoes a magical transformation each Fall as the leaves transition from green to gold. Here's what the Ginkgo Grove looks like this week (September 18-24). Most of the leaves at the Grove are pretty green!

The best time to see golden ginkgoes at Blandy is usually late October - early November.

Please visit this page for information to help you plan your visit to the Ginkgo Grove in 2023. 

80+ Artists to Participate in Plein Air Festival September 27-30

August 7, 2023 -- Stephanie.Swaim

Plein Air at the Arboretum 2023 is the State Arboretum of Virginia's inaugural plein air event. This four-day event begins on Wednesday, September 27 when artists will gather to paint on over 700 acres of picturesque gardens, meadows, lakes and trails, wetland, woodlands, and the backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains that surround the arboretum. It will run through Saturday, September 30th.

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Milkweed is the sole host plant for the caterpillars of the beautiful, threatened monarch butterfly and efforts to preserve this butterfly have brought this once overlooked plant into the public consciousness.

Events

Today

  1. Techniques and Benefits of Regenerative Agriculture in Virginia

Thursday, June 27th

  1. Blandy Plein Air Club
  2. Blandy Book Club

Tuesday, July 2nd

  1. Blandy Photography Club Meeting
    • Start time: 06:00pm
    • End time: 08:00pm
    • To learn more, send an email to [email protected]

Thursday, July 11th

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

Wednesday, July 17th

  1. Blandy Plein Air Club