Spring Programs
Mindfulness Meditation
Friday, April 17
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Shell Fischer
Mindful Shenandoah Valley
Mindfulness meditation can help reduce pain and stress, and increase well-being. Learn mindfulness meditation through discussion, guided meditation, and other exercises. For those 16 and older.

View the full brochure here or
or call 540-837-1758 Ext. 224.


Seek and Find
Click to see what you can
find in the meadow now!

Garden Fair is May 9 & 10
Mother's Day Weekend 
More info and vendor list here

Early Bloomers
Virginia Bluebells (Mertensia virginica) are beginning to bloom in the woodland portion of the Virginia Native Plant Trail. This photo was taken Monday, April 13.

Programs & Events

April 17
Introduction to Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
6:30pm - 8:30pm  details

April 22
Photographing Birds
2:00pm - 5:00pm  details

April 23
Blandy Book Club
"Desert Solitaire"
1:00pm - 2:00pm  details

April 24
Guided Walking Meditation
6:30pm - 8:30pm  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: Blandy@virginia.edu
Mailing Address: 400 Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce VA 22620 | Phone: 540-837-1758 Ext. 0