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Foundation of the State Arboretum; Blandy Farm

400 Blandy Farm Lane
Boyce, VA 22620 US
http://blandy.virginia.edu/

Blandy Experimental Farm is a 700-acre University of Virginia Environmental Science research facility situated in the northern Shenandoah Valley

Blandy Experimental Farm is also the home of the State Arboretum of Virginia

January 2014

Young Naturalist Program: EcoArt

January 11, 2014 @ 9:00 AM
Foundation of the State Arboretum; Blandy Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Lane
Boyce, VA 22620 US

The Young Naturalist Program is designed for children in Grades 1 to 6.Sessions explore the wonders of the natural world through observation and hands-on activities.EcoArtGrades 1-3 attend from 9-11:30 a.m.Grades 4-6 attend from 12:30-3 p.m.Attend four or five programs and receive a Young Naturalist Certificate!Register Early to Reserve Your Space!$22 per session($17 for FOSA members)Save! ... Read more

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Young Naturalist Program: Cold Weather Carnivores

January 25, 2014 @ 9:00 AM
Foundation of the State Arboretum; Blandy Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Lane
Boyce, VA 22620 US

The Young Naturalist Program is designed for children in Grades 1 to 6.Sessions explore the wonders of the natural world through observation and hands-on activities.Are predators active in winter? Search for tracks and other signs of predatorsGrades 1-3 attend from 9-11:30 a.m.Grades 4-6 attend from 12:30-3 p.m.Attend four or five programs and receive a Young ... Read more

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Seed Exchange

January 25, 2014 @ 10:00 AM
Foundation of the State Arboretum; Blandy Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Lane
Boyce, VA 22620 US

Gardeners will gather in the library Jan. 25 for the fourth annual FOSA seed exchange.This free event offers an opportunity for gardeners to exchange seeds

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March 2014

The Sounds of Spring

March 18, 2014 @ 7:00 PM
Foundation of the State Arboretum; Blandy Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Lane
Boyce, VA 22620 US

Join us for a multi-media program on the evening before spring's arrival. The program will feature professional photos and sound recordings of frogs

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Introduction to Herbalism

March 25, 2014 @ 2:00 PM
Foundation of the State Arboretum; Blandy Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Lane
Boyce, VA 22620 US

Presented by Phoebe Reeve

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Sustainable Landscaping program

March 29, 2014 @ 10:00 AM
Foundation of the State Arboretum; Blandy Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Lane
Boyce, VA 22620 US

Sustainable LandscapingHow we manage lawns and gardens affects our plants

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April 2014

Grand Walking Day

April 5, 2014 @ 10:00 AM
Foundation of the State Arboretum; Blandy Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Lane
Boyce, VA 22620 US

Come to Blandy for a morning walk!Blandy will dedicate four walking trails designed to encourage visitors to walk for exercise and improved physical and mental health. Trails range from 3/4 to 2 miles in length. Walk begins at main parking lot.Ribbon cutting: 10:15 a.m.This free event will include refreshments

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Lecture by author Andrea Wulf

April 6, 2014 @ 1:30 PM
Foundation of the State Arboretum; Blandy Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Lane
Boyce, VA 22620 US

Brother Gardeners: Botany

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Flora of Virginia

April 18, 2014 @ 9:00 AM
Foundation of the State Arboretum; Blandy Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Lane
Boyce, VA 22620 US

Fridays

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Earth Day Arboretum Nature Tours

April 22, 2014 @ 10:00 AM
Foundation of the State Arboretum; Blandy Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Lane
Boyce, VA 22620 US

Earth Day Tours of the Arboretum in English and SpanishEnglish: Tuesday

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Flora of Virginia

April 25, 2014 @ 9:00 AM
Foundation of the State Arboretum; Blandy Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Lane
Boyce, VA 22620 US

Fridays

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May 2014

Trillium Field Trip

May 2, 2014 @ 9:00 AM
Foundation of the State Arboretum; Blandy Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Lane
Boyce, VA 22620 US

Trillium Field Tripwith Marion LobsteinAnnual field trip to explore spectacular wildflower displays featuring a sea of trilliums. Meet in Blandy library; wear comfortable shoes.FOSA members $10

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Butterfly Program

May 14, 2014 @ 7:00 PM
Foundation of the State Arboretum; Blandy Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Lane
Boyce, VA 22620 US

Will We See Monarchs?Marie Majarov

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Nature Photography program

May 17, 2014 @ 1:00 PM
Foundation of the State Arboretum; Blandy Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Lane
Boyce, VA 22620 US

Seeing Trees

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Nature program on the American Chestnut

May 29, 2014 @ 1:00 PM
Foundation of the State Arboretum; Blandy Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Lane
Boyce, VA 22620 US

American Chestnut: New Challenges and Effortswith Matt Brinckmann

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June 2014

A Celebration of Fireflies

June 20, 2014 @ 8:00 PM
Foundation of the State Arboretum; Blandy Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Lane
Boyce, VA 22620 US

Fireflies are one of the natural world's most fascinating creatures

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July 2014

Nature Program

July 25, 2014 @ 7:00 PM
Foundation of the State Arboretum; Blandy Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Lane
Boyce, VA 22620 US

Fly-by-Night Creatures:Up Close and Personal with Bats

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A Cook’s Herb Garden

July 29, 2014 @ 2:00 PM
Foundation of the State Arboretum; Blandy Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Lane
Boyce, VA 22620 US

A Cook's Herb Gardenwith Billie Clifton

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August 2014

Poetry Program

August 10, 2014 @ 7:00 PM
Foundation of the State Arboretum; Blandy Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Lane
Boyce, VA 22620 US

The Poetry of EarthRevel in the beauty and transforming power of nature through the written and spoken word. Three performers”“Kristin Zimet

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September 2014

Exploring the Night Sky by Telescope

September 13, 2014 @ 7:00 PM
Foundation of the State Arboretum; Blandy Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Lane
Boyce, VA 22620 US

Sponsored by the Shenandoah Astronomical SocietyAfter a short introduction in the library

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Soup

September 17, 2014 @ 11:00 AM
Foundation of the State Arboretum; Blandy Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Lane
Boyce, VA 22620 US
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October 2014

Fiddlefest

October 10, 2014 @ 5:00 PM
Foundation of the State Arboretum; Blandy Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Lane
Boyce, VA 22620 US

Purchase Tickets

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Nature Photography Program

October 15, 2014 @ 2:00 PM
Foundation of the State Arboretum; Blandy Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Lane
Boyce, VA 22620 US

Nature Near You: Digital Photography Workshopwith Doug Graham and Tim FarmerSpend an afternoon learning about nature photography with photojournalist Doug Graham.The program will begin with a slide show and equipment overview

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November 2014

Conifer Identification Workshop

November 8, 2014 @ 1:00 PM
Foundation of the State Arboretum; Blandy Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Lane
Boyce, VA 22620 US

Presented by Mary Olien

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Wildlife Program

November 13, 2014 @ 1:00 PM
Foundation of the State Arboretum; Blandy Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Lane
Boyce, VA 22620 US

eMammal: Citizen Science CameraTrapping of MammalsPresented by Tavis Forrester

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December 2014

Holiday Workshops

December 6, 2014 @ 12:00 AM - December 7, 2014 @ 12:00 AM
Foundation of the State Arboretum; Blandy Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Lane
Boyce, VA 22620 US

Join friends in creating a traditional evergreen wreath made from fresh local greens and adornments. Choose from four sessions.Saturday and Sunday

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August 2015

Morning Walk at Blandy

August 4, 2015 @ 9:00 AM
Foundation of the State Arboretum; Blandy Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Lane
Boyce, VA 22620 US

Start your day with a walk on Blandy's trails. Distance approximately 1 1/2 miles. Our pace will be leisurely with stops along the way. Wear comfortable shoes.FREE but Reservations Requested; no dogs pleaseCall 540-837-1758 Ext. 224blandy.virginia.edu/public-programs

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Botany Lecture: The Gingko Tree

August 6, 2015 @ 6:00 PM
Foundation of the State Arboretum; Blandy Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Lane
Boyce, VA 22620 US

One of the world's leading botanists will be at Blandy Aug. 6 for a presentation on the fascinating story of the ginkgo tree

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September 2015

Program on the Night Sky

September 17, 2015 @ 7:00 PM
Foundation of the State Arboretum; Blandy Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Lane
Boyce, VA 22620 US

Wasted LightA special presentation by Laura GreenleafThe talk will be followed by a Moonlight Walk led by Steve CarrollFREE but Reservations RequestedMore Information

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December 2015

Holiday Wreath Workshops

December 5, 2015 @ 12:00 AM - December 6, 2015 @ 12:00 AM
Foundation of the State Arboretum; Blandy Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Lane
Boyce, VA 22620 US

Gather with friends at the State Arboretum to create a festive evergreen wreath made from fresh

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January 2016

Seed Exchange and Book Signing

January 30, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Foundation of the State Arboretum; Blandy Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Lane
Boyce, VA 22620 US

The event

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May 2016

Shenandoah and Potomac Iris Society Spring Iris Show

May 22, 2016 @ 1:30 PM
Foundation of the State Arboretum; Blandy Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Lane
Boyce, VA 22620 US

SundayJudged Iris Show in the Library at The Quarters of Blandy FarmEntries accepted 1:30-2:30FreeContact: www.irishillsfarm.com

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June 2016

Free Arboretum Walking Tour

June 14, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
Foundation of the State Arboretum; Blandy Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Lane
Boyce, VA 22620 US

Free Arboretum Walking TourTuesdayMeet outside the Blandy Library and enjoy the Arboretum as spring turns the corner to summer. Wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather.Freeblandy.virginia.edu

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July 2016

Free Walking Tour of the Arboretum

July 13, 2016 @ 3:00 PM
Foundation of the State Arboretum; Blandy Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Lane
Boyce, VA 22620 US

Free Arboretum Walking TourWednesdayMeet outside the Blandy Library and explore the Arboretum at the height of summer. Wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather.Freeblandy.virginia.edu

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September 2016

Exploring the Night Sky by Telescope

September 10, 2016 @ 7:00 PM
Foundation of the State Arboretum; Blandy Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Lane
Boyce, VA 22620 US

Exploring the Night Sky by Telescope hosted by the Shenandoah Astronomical SocietyAfter a short introduction in the libraryRegister Early”“Space is Limited Call 540-837-1758 Ext. 224 M-F 1-5 p.m. or visitwww.blandy.virginia.edu/our-foundation/online_payments FOSA members

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Full Moon Walk

September 16, 2016 @ 7:00 PM
Foundation of the State Arboretum; Blandy Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Lane
Boyce, VA 22620 US

Explore the Arboretum under the full moon. Wear comfortable shoesFOSA membersReservations Required”“Space is LimitedCall 540-837-1758 Ext. 224 M-F 1-5 p.m. or visit: www.blandy.virginia.edu/our-foundation/online_payments

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The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh

September 18, 2016 @ 1:30 PM
Foundation of the State Arboretum; Blandy Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Lane
Boyce, VA 22620 US

An Illustrated Talk & Book Signing with Kathryn AaltoIn this beautifully illustrated programBook signing and refreshments to followFOSA membersBooks available for purchase through the ShopReserve your copy by calling 540-837-1758 Ext. 224 M-F 1-5 p.m.Reservations Required”“Space is Limited

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October 2016

Full Moon Walk

October 16, 2016 @ 7:00 PM
Foundation of the State Arboretum; Blandy Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Lane
Boyce, VA 22620 US

Explore the Arboretum under the full moon. Wear comfortable shoesFOSA membersReservations RequiredRegister early

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November 2016

Geologic History of the Shenandoah Valley

November 16, 2016 @ 7:00 PM
Foundation of the State Arboretum; Blandy Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Lane
Boyce, VA 22620 US

1 Billion+ Years of Geologic History in the Shenandoah Valley”“in 55 Minutes!Laure WallaceGeologist and Master NaturalistWalk back 1 billion years to a time of mountain building in the Shenandoah Valley. Then travel forward in time and imagine the sightsFOSA members $10

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December 2016

Blandy Bird Count and Family Festival

December 18, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Foundation of the State Arboretum; Blandy Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Lane
Boyce, VA 22620 US

Blandy Bird Count and Family FestivalSundayShenandoah ChapterIn the Parkfield Learning Center (PLC)FreeRegister online anytime or call 540-837-1758 Ext. 224

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May 2017

Garden Fair – Mother’s Day Weekend

May 13, 2017 @ 9:00 AM - May 14, 2017 @ 4:30 PM
Foundation of the State Arboretum; Blandy Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Lane
Boyce, VA 22620 US

Garden Fair is a huge outdoor plant and garden supply sale with nearly 100 vendors from several states. Vendors will offer native plantsblandy.virginia.edu/our-foundation/fosa-annual-events/2016-garden-fair

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June 2017

Family Firefly Festival

June 17, 2017 @ 8:00 PM
Foundation of the State Arboretum; Blandy Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Lane
Boyce, VA 22620 US

SaturdayEveryone loves firefliesFOSA membersRegister in advance at: blandy.virginia.edu/our-foundation/online_payments

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October 2017

Arborfest

October 14, 2017 @ 9:00 AM - October 15, 2017 @ 4:30 PM
Foundation of the State Arboretum; Blandy Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Lane
Boyce, VA 22620 US

Held the second weekend of OctoberIn addition to a selection of plants divided or propagated from the Arboretum groundsFall Perennials ~ Small Trees  ~ Native PlantsPlus Fine Items for Home & GardenGuided Tours ~ Hay Rides ~ Tree-Climbing Demonstration ~Children's Activities ~ Pumpkin CarvingPlastic Pot Recycling ~ Pet the Alpacas ~ Fall Bulb Sales ~ ... Read more

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May 2019

Garden Fair – Mother’s Day Weekend

May 11, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - May 12, 2019 @ 4:00 PM
Foundation of the State Arboretum; Blandy Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Lane
Boyce, VA 22620 US
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It's the 30th Annual Garden Fair! Garden Fair is a huge outdoor plant and garden supply sale with nearly 100 vendors from several states. Vendors will offer native plants, perennials, annuals, small trees, berry bushes and more, as well as fine items for the home and garden. $15 per car, $10 if paid online in ... Read more

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January 2020

Pop Up Planetarium

January 10 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Foundation of the State Arboretum; Blandy Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Lane
Boyce, VA 22620 US
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Star gazers, future astronomers and astronauts, and night owls alike, the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum is coming back to Blandy with their portable, Star Lab pop-up planetarium! Inside the planetarium we'll view the night sky, learning about the constellation stories and mythology of many different cultures. After enjoying the show inside, we'll head outside to ... Read more

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