Blandy Summer Solstice Twilight 5K is June 20th
Lace up your running shoes and join us for the first Blandy-sponsored 5K race.
This fun evening run begins at 8 p.m. and meanders through the Arboretum's gently rolling landscape on gravel and paved roads.

Chip timing will be provided by our race partner Shenandoah Valley Runners. Early registration opens Saturday, March 21, and is $25 per runner. After June 1 registration increases to $30.

For more information or to register, check out our Blandy Summer Solstice Twilight 5K Race Page.

NOTICE: Due to heightened concerns about the coronavirus, all organized meetings, programs, and events scheduled at Blandy Experimental Farm are canceled through May 15, including Garden Fair. (This date may be extended if necessary.) The Arboretum grounds, however, will remain open dawn to dusk. Note our public restrooms will be closed. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this difficult time. Please stay safe.

To support Blandy as many of our fundraising programs are canceled, please consider making a gift to the Foundation of the State Arboretum online using the link below or onsite at the front kiosk.Thank you!

A Real Beauty
Delicate Virginia Springbeauty (Claytonia virginica) flowers are one of the earliest native wildflowers in our region. They can be found in moist wetlands from Nova Scotia to Louisiana and as far west  as Texas. This photo was taken Thursday, March 26, near the home of one of Blandy's staff.
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.

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