Birders love Blandy's varied habitat.

ginkgo trees turning yellow
Bee Wall
Common Yellowthroat on a Spruce tree
Sunflower umbrella
Photo by Jeff Taylor, The Winchester Star

Birders love Blandy's varied habitat.

ginkgo trees turning yellow
Bee Wall
Common Yellowthroat on a Spruce tree
Sunflower umbrella
Photo by Jeff Taylor, The Winchester Star

Blandy's Director of Education receives Conservation Educator of the Year Award!

 This fall, the Garden Club of Virginia honored Candace Lutzow-Felling, Blandy's Director of Education, with a Conservation Educator Award citing her "superlative leadership skills in devleoping conservation education outreach to not only the surrounding community, but the entire state and beyond." Congratulations Candace!

Winter Trees Exhibit On the Native Plant Trail

Winter has come, and plants have gone dormant. The arboretum's herbaceous specimens have reatreated belowground, and the deciduous trees have shed their coats of green and gold. Even though the leaves have fallen and a winter chill has settled in, nature still has things to teach us! Throughout winter, we will place a special series of informational signs in the woodland section of the native plant trail, discussing parts of trees that can only be fully appreciated when the branches are bare.

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That's all, folks! As of Thursday, November 11th, 95%+ of the trees in the Ginkgo Grove have dropped their leaves. We can look forward to enjoying the austere beauty of the Grove over the coming winter months.

Events

Thursday, December 2nd

  1. Blandy Sketch Group Meeting
    • 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 inspirations for their artwork. The Blandy Sketch Group meets on the first Thursday of the month, and is open to any artist, beginner or professional. For more information, please visit: https://blandysketchgroup.wordpress.com/ 

Saturday, December 4th

  1. FOSA Holiday Workshops
    • Start time: 09:30am
    • End time: 12:00pm
    • 'Tis the season....to REGISTER for the STATE ARBORETUM'S HOLIDAY WREATH-MAKING WORKSHOPS! Join us in December at Blandy Experimental Farm and the State Arboretum of Virginia 400 Blandy Farm Lane | Boyce, Virginia Register now for one of our popular wreath-making workshops. All materials and instructions are provided. You'll leave with a wreath designed by you to proudly hang at your home this holiday season! Create an original mixed evergreen wreath in either a 12-inch or 20-inch size.12-inch wreathFOSA Members $35 Non-Members $40 20-inch wreath FOSA Members $48 Non-Members $52 Choose from these workshop dates and times: · Saturday, December 4, 9:30 am - Noon · Saturday, December 4, 1:30 - 4:00 pm · Sunday, December 5, 9:30 am - Noon · Sunday, December 5, 1:30 - 4:00 pm · Monday, December 6, 9:30 am - Noon · Monday, December 6, 1:30 - 4:00 pm Capacity is limited, so please register early! Questions? Contact Sue Ridley at 540-837-1758 ext. 224 or [email protected]. Per current University of Virginia guidelines, participants will wearmasks indoors, regardless of vaccination status.

  2. FOSA Holiday Workshops
    • Start time: 01:30pm
    • End time: 04:00pm
    • 'Tis the season....to REGISTER for the STATE ARBORETUM'S HOLIDAY WREATH-MAKING WORKSHOPS! Join us in December at Blandy Experimental Farm and the State Arboretum of Virginia 400 Blandy Farm Lane | Boyce, Virginia Register now for one of our popular wreath-making workshops. All materials and instructions are provided. You'll leave with a wreath designed by you to proudly hang at your home this holiday season! Create an original mixed evergreen wreath in either a 12-inch or 20-inch size.12-inch wreathFOSA Members $35 Non-Members $40 20-inch wreath FOSA Members $48 Non-Members $52 Choose from these workshop dates and times: · Saturday, December 4, 9:30 am - Noon · Saturday, December 4, 1:30 - 4:00 pm · Sunday, December 5, 9:30 am - Noon · Sunday, December 5, 1:30 - 4:00 pm · Monday, December 6, 9:30 am - Noon · Monday, December 6, 1:30 - 4:00 pm Capacity is limited, so please register early! Questions? Contact Sue Ridley at 540-837-1758 ext. 224 or [email protected]. Per current University of Virginia guidelines, participants will wearmasks indoors, regardless of vaccination status.

Sunday, December 5th

  1. FOSA Holiday Workshops
    • Start time: 09:30am
    • End time: 12:00pm
    • 'Tis the season....to REGISTER for the STATE ARBORETUM'S HOLIDAY WREATH-MAKING WORKSHOPS! Join us in December at Blandy Experimental Farm and the State Arboretum of Virginia 400 Blandy Farm Lane | Boyce, Virginia Register now for one of our popular wreath-making workshops. All materials and instructions are provided. You'll leave with a wreath designed by you to proudly hang at your home this holiday season! Create an original mixed evergreen wreath in either a 12-inch or 20-inch size.12-inch wreathFOSA Members $35 Non-Members $40 20-inch wreath FOSA Members $48 Non-Members $52 Choose from these workshop dates and times: · Saturday, December 4, 9:30 am - Noon · Saturday, December 4, 1:30 - 4:00 pm · Sunday, December 5, 9:30 am - Noon · Sunday, December 5, 1:30 - 4:00 pm · Monday, December 6, 9:30 am - Noon · Monday, December 6, 1:30 - 4:00 pm Capacity is limited, so please register early! Questions? Contact Sue Ridley at 540-837-1758 ext. 224 or [email protected]. Per current University of Virginia guidelines, participants will wearmasks indoors, regardless of vaccination status.

  2. FOSA Holiday Workshops
    • Start time: 01:30pm
    • End time: 04:00pm
    • 'Tis the season....to REGISTER for the STATE ARBORETUM'S HOLIDAY WREATH-MAKING WORKSHOPS! Join us in December at Blandy Experimental Farm and the State Arboretum of Virginia 400 Blandy Farm Lane | Boyce, Virginia Register now for one of our popular wreath-making workshops. All materials and instructions are provided. You'll leave with a wreath designed by you to proudly hang at your home this holiday season! Create an original mixed evergreen wreath in either a 12-inch or 20-inch size.12-inch wreathFOSA Members $35 Non-Members $40 20-inch wreath FOSA Members $48 Non-Members $52 Choose from these workshop dates and times: · Saturday, December 4, 9:30 am - Noon · Saturday, December 4, 1:30 - 4:00 pm · Sunday, December 5, 9:30 am - Noon · Sunday, December 5, 1:30 - 4:00 pm · Monday, December 6, 9:30 am - Noon · Monday, December 6, 1:30 - 4:00 pm Capacity is limited, so please register early! Questions? Contact Sue Ridley at 540-837-1758 ext. 224 or [email protected]. Per current University of Virginia guidelines, participants will wearmasks indoors, regardless of vaccination status.

Monday, December 6th

  1. FOSA Holiday Workshops
    • Start time: 09:30am
    • End time: 12:00pm
    • 'Tis the season....to REGISTER for the STATE ARBORETUM'S HOLIDAY WREATH-MAKING WORKSHOPS! Join us in December at Blandy Experimental Farm and the State Arboretum of Virginia 400 Blandy Farm Lane | Boyce, Virginia Register now for one of our popular wreath-making workshops. All materials and instructions are provided. You'll leave with a wreath designed by you to proudly hang at your home this holiday season! Create an original mixed evergreen wreath in either a 12-inch or 20-inch size.12-inch wreathFOSA Members $35 Non-Members $40 20-inch wreath FOSA Members $48 Non-Members $52 Choose from these workshop dates and times: · Saturday, December 4, 9:30 am - Noon · Saturday, December 4, 1:30 - 4:00 pm · Sunday, December 5, 9:30 am - Noon · Sunday, December 5, 1:30 - 4:00 pm · Monday, December 6, 9:30 am - Noon · Monday, December 6, 1:30 - 4:00 pm Capacity is limited, so please register early! Questions? Contact Sue Ridley at 540-837-1758 ext. 224 or [email protected]. Per current University of Virginia guidelines, participants will wearmasks indoors, regardless of vaccination status.

  2. FOSA Holiday Workshops
    • Start time: 01:30pm
    • End time: 04:00pm
    • 'Tis the season....to REGISTER for the STATE ARBORETUM'S HOLIDAY WREATH-MAKING WORKSHOPS! Join us in December at Blandy Experimental Farm and the State Arboretum of Virginia 400 Blandy Farm Lane | Boyce, Virginia Register now for one of our popular wreath-making workshops. All materials and instructions are provided. You'll leave with a wreath designed by you to proudly hang at your home this holiday season! Create an original mixed evergreen wreath in either a 12-inch or 20-inch size.12-inch wreathFOSA Members $35 Non-Members $40 20-inch wreath FOSA Members $48 Non-Members $52 Choose from these workshop dates and times: · Saturday, December 4, 9:30 am - Noon · Saturday, December 4, 1:30 - 4:00 pm · Sunday, December 5, 9:30 am - Noon · Sunday, December 5, 1:30 - 4:00 pm · Monday, December 6, 9:30 am - Noon · Monday, December 6, 1:30 - 4:00 pm Capacity is limited, so please register early! Questions? Contact Sue Ridley at 540-837-1758 ext. 224 or [email protected]. Per current University of Virginia guidelines, participants will wearmasks indoors, regardless of vaccination status.

Tuesday, December 7th

  1. Blandy Photo Club Meeting
    • Start time: 07:00pm
    • End time: 09:00pm
    • To learn more, send an email to [email protected]