UPDATE: Sadly, Blandy remains closed to the public. We appreciate the understanding and support of the public in this difficult time. The Governor’s new Executive Order (EO-61) provides some hope that we may be able to reopen before too long, and you play an important role in our plans for that reopening. As part of that role, it is extremely important that everyone observe the closure notice. An increasing number of people have chosen to ignore the notices posted at every entrance. This is not helpful and must stop. We cannot reopen unless it is clear that visitors will follow rules and guidelines. Even when we reopen, some restrictions will remain to ensure the safety of our visitors, our employees, and our students. This is certainly a case where a few impatient people can ruin things for the many people who are doing their part. Our entire staff looks forward to seeing all of you at Blandy soon. Please help us get there. Stay safe and healthy, everyone

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.
Thank you!


New dates added!
Invasive Plant Workshop
Free Zoom Video Conferences

Saturday, June 20, 1-5 p.m.
With Blue Ridge PRISM
Non-native invasive plants are quickly overwhelming many properties. Understanding what invasive plants exist on the landscape and what it will take to control them can often feel overwhelming. Our workshop will enable you to learn how to confidently identify and manage invasive plants.
Free but registration required

Register now:

2020 Garden Fair was canceled due to the coronavirus, but you can still support our Garden Fair vendors.

Photo by Kerry Wexted via Flickr

2020 Tree of the Year
Sassafras was named as the State Arboretum's 2020 Tree of the Year. Read the full announcement here

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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