Plant a Pizza Garden!
Thursday, June 4, 4-6 p.m.
at the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum

Join Blandy and Museum staff in the museum's rooftop garden as we plant tomato and pepper plants. We will harvest our garden in September and make a delicious pizza. For preK-4th grade with an adult.

Call 540-722-2020 to register.

Pollen Nation
A bumblebee is covered in sticky pollen as it visits lupine in the Pollination Garden just east of the Quarters.

Programs & Events

May 28
Blandy Book Club
1:00pm - 2:00pm  details

June 4
Off-site program
Plant a Pizza Garden
4:00pm - 6:00pm  details

June 12
Night in the Garden
8:00pm - 9:30pm  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:
Mailing Address: 400 Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce VA 22620 | Phone: 540-837-1758 Ext. 0