Full Moon Walk
Sunday, Aug. 30, 8-9:30 p.m.
Explore the Arboretum under the full moon. Wear comfortable shoes, bring a flashlight, and investigate the natural world at dusk and after dark.

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Pushing Up Daisies
This bizarre fungus known as Dead Man's Fingers (Xylaria polymorpha) grows in woodlands, usually from the base of dead or dying trees. Here it is shown growing along Dogwood Lane in this photo taken Tuesday, August 25, just west of the Quarters.

Programs & Events

Sunday, August 30
Full Moon Walk
8:00pm - 9:30pm  details

Thursday, September 10 & 17
Identification of Grasses and Composites
9:00am - 3:00pm  details

Friday, September 11
6:00pm - 8:00pm  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 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: Blandy@virginia.edu
Mailing Address: 400 Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce VA 22620 | Phone: 540-837-1758 Ext. 0