Spring Programs
Full Moon Walk
Sunday, May 3
7:30-9 p.m.
Explore the Arboretum under a full moon! Wear comfortable shoes, bring a flashlight, and explore the natural world at dusk and after dark. Reservations required.
View the full brochure here or
or call 540-837-1758 Ext. 224.
Garden Fair is May 9 & 10
Mother's Day Weekend 
More info and vendor list here
Save $3 on Garden Fair admission
and spend that extra money on plants!
Happy Earth Day 2015
Dogwood Lane is coming into bloom in this photo taken Wednesday, April 22, near the Quarters.
Programs & Events
April 24
Guided Walking Meditation
6:30pm - 8:30pm  details
April 28
Trillium Field Trip
12:30pm - 4:00pm details
May 2
Native Plants as 
Art & Landscape Features
1:00pm - 3:00pm details
Grounds Open Dawn to Dusk, 365 Days a Year

The 172 acre Orland E. White Arboretum was designated the State Arboretum of Virginia in 1986. With over 5000 living trees, the diverse collection is highlighted by over 200 kinds of conifers, 162 types of boxwood, a 300 tree ginkgo grove, a cedar of Lebanon allee, an herb garden, and the Virginia Native Plant Trail.

Public Programs   Kohls Garden Day

Public programs at the State Arboretum provide opportunities for life-long learning in a variety of settings. Workshops, lectures, tours, and children’s camps offer opportunities to learn about environmental issues, natural history, gardening, and more.


Inquiry-based education is at the heart of our preK-12 programs, where students are actively engaged in hands-on explorations and research-driven field investigations. Our programs align with Virginia & National Science Standards as well as with other subjects.


Field-based ecological research is at the heart of Blandy Experimental Farm’s mission. Current University-level research involves plant pollination studies, plant-animal interactions, defoliation caused by the destructive gypsy moth, and the effects of in-breeding on plants.

Contact Us Email: Blandy@virginia.edu
Mailing Address: 400 Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce VA 22620 | Phone: 540-837-1758 Ext. 0