Presented with 
Shenandoah University’s
Department of Environmental Studies and the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
Stream Health and Restoration
Tuesday, October 17
7-8:30 p.m.
Richard Starr
Ecosystem Planning & Restoration
Streams are the lifeblood of aquatic ecosystems and indicators of watershed health. How have we viewed and treated streams in the past and how has this affected their health? Learn about the ecological importance of streams and how recent assessment tools are used in restoration efforts.
NOTE: This Program is at Halpin-Harrison Hall at Shenandoah University in Winchester.

Coming Soon
The ginkgo grove is not yet showing much fall color, except for a few individual trees that are slightly ahead of the rest. We anticipate peak fall color in the grove about the fourth week of October.

Programs and Events

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 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.

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