of the Hive
A Smithsonian Film
Shot at Blandy
Thursday, May 12
7-9 p.m.
T'ai Roulston
Blandy Research Faculty
Honey bees and other bees are threatened by parasites, pesticides, habitat loss, and other pressures. This 2015 Smithsonian film, which includes work at Blandy by T’ai Roulston and his students, highlights efforts around the world aimed at understanding and protecting our most important pollinators. Program includes an introduction by T’ai, viewing the film, and Q&A. Popcorn provided!

Mark Your Calendar for Garden Fair
May 7 & 8 Mother's Day Weekend

Garden Fair Setup
Setup has begun for Garden Fair, May 7 & 8 (Mother's Day Weekend). Don't miss Virginia's Best Garden Party. For more information including a map and vendor list, check out the Garden Fair program here.

Programs and Events

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