ginkgo trees turning yellow
ginkgo trees turning yellow

Asbestos removed from Quarters

The steam distribution system in the Quarters building at Blandy probably dates back to 1941.  As was often the case at the time, some of the steam pipes, primarily in the attic, were insulated with asbestos.  A survey of the building in the 1980s did not recommend removal, but recent damage to the asbestos insulation in the attic caused the University to recommend its removal now.  The removal project began on 11 January 2021 and was completed by the following week.  Marlin Phillips, the University of Virginia’s Asbestos and Lead Safety Program Manager, was at Blandy to oversee the project


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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.



  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! 

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  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.