Conifer Identification Workshop
Note Time Change
Saturday, Nov. 8, 10 a.m.-Noon
Conifers are amazing plants but can be challenging to identify. Mary Olien, a FOSA Board member and Director of Green Spring Gardens, will offer tips for identifying spruces, firs, pines, and scale-needled conifers. We will spend time both indoors and out, so dress for the weather.


Seek and Find
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Nature's Paintbrush
Artist Marci Nadler of Upperville captures the ginkgo grove on canvas in this photo taken Tuesday, Oct. 21. The grove is nearing its peak fall color. Ginkgoes have played a prominent role in art for more than 1,000 years.

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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 ProgramsKohls 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.

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Mailing Address: 400 Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce VA 22620 | Phone: 540-837-1758 Ext. 0