Remarkable Trees
of Blandy
A FOSA Arbor Day Celebration
Friday, April 27
2-7 p.m.

Spend an afternoon at the Arboretum featuring outdoor workshops, a panel discussion, the FOSA Annual Meeting, and live entertainment. Free for FOSA members.

No Cherry on Top
This Japanese Cornelian Cherry (Cornus officinalis) isn't a cherry at all, it's a member of the dogwood family. This photo was taken Thursday, March 15, just east of the Quarters.

Garden Fair
May 12 & 13
Mother's Day Weekend
Early Birds save $5 on Garden Fair admission.
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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.

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