Flora of Virginia Workshop
Friday, April 18 & 25, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
This two-part workshop includes lab and field sessions using the Flora of Virginia, recognizing plant families, and more. Reservations required, register and pay online at http://blandy.virginia.edu/our-foundation/online_payments.


Seek and Find
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find in the meadow now!
Get Ready for Spring!
Garden Fair is May 10 & 11

The Quarters reflected in Lake Georgette

Mirror Image
The Quarters is reflected in Lake Georgette in this photo taken Tuesday, April 1. Lake Georgette is named for Georgette Blandy, wife of Graham Blandy, who donated this property to UVa in 1926. Click the image for a larger view.

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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, deforestation 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