Summer Nature Camp
Rising 2nd-4th Graders:
Weird & Wacky Nature
July 6-10 - 9 a.m.-Noon
International Nature Camp
July 13-17 - 9 a.m.-Noon
Rising 5th-8 Graders:
July 20-24 - 9 a.m.-Noon
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Pollen Nation
Bee balm (Monarda spp.) attracts many different kinds of bees including this bumble bee in the Pollination Garden just east of the Quarters.
Programs & Events
Monday - Friday, July 6-10
Blandy Summer Nature Camp
Weird & Wacky Nature
9:00am - Noon  details
Monday - Friday, July 13-17
Blandy Summer Nature Camp
International Nature Camp
9:00am - Noon  details
Tuesday, July 14
Climate Change & Our Forests
7:00pm - 8:30pm  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