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Forest Defoliators
Wednesday, Nov. 18
3-4:30 p.m.
Dr. Kyle Haynes
Blandy Experimental Farm

Learn about native and non-native defoliating moth species, their ecological and socioeconomic impacts, and ways they are being managed. Dr. Haynes is Associate Director of Blandy and a Research Assistant Professor at UVa. His main research subject is the gypsy moth.


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Season of the Witch
A cheerful Witch Hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) is in full bloom in this photo taken Thursday, Nov. 12, along the front entrance to Blandy. The bark and leaves of this fall-flowering Virginia native plant are used to produce an astringent that's a component in many commercial health care products.

Class FULL --2015 Holiday Workshops
 Dec 6 9:30 AM

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.

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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