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State Arboretum of Virginia

400 Blandy Farm Ln, Boyce, VA 22620-2117
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Blandy Farms (VA State Arboretum)

I visit Blandy whenever I can. The landscape is always changing. The is a gingko grove where the... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
Carole F
Shenandoah Valley, Virginia
Peaceful, peaceful

If you like trees, birds, and flowers, this is the place. Acres of walking space, plus picnic... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2017
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400 Blandy Farm Ln, Boyce, VA 22620-2117
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

I visit Blandy whenever I can. The landscape is always changing. The is a gingko grove where the leaves turn yellow in the fall. There are trees, bushes and flowers too numerous to mention. It's also a great place to take a walk.

Thank Carole F
Reviewed 15 May 2017

If you like trees, birds, and flowers, this is the place. Acres of walking space, plus picnic grounds. Blissfully quiet during the week; all you can hear is birdsong. A surprising oasis off Route 50, of all places. Oh, and it's free.

Thank SROVirginia
Reviewed 27 April 2017

It is one of those places that you drive by many times. I finally went in to see it. Compared to other arboretums, it is not much. It was not exactly as I expected, but it is still a nice and beautiful place to see,...More

Thank JohnBCowgill
Reviewed 21 March 2017

My wife and I go to the Arboretum about once a month throughout the year. It's wonderful to see the changes in the trees, bushes during the 12 months. They have a very nice herb garden that identifies each herb plant. It's a great place...More

Thank Davy_WV
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Always a joy to walk and discover at the arboretum. Visit often to escape, and find inspiration for sketches. Thank you! Tia

Thank Tia M
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

We took advantage of the beautiful weather while visiting and enjoyed a relaxing walk around the property. There are 3-4 different paths to walk along of varying lengths. All are a fairly easy walk in pretty surroundings.

1  Thank Michele P
Reviewed 16 November 2016

While most of the trees were "past their prime" - the gingko grove was still spectacular! We drove through the property as it was a chilly day - and you could see how beautiful it would be when it was in full bloom. Go for...More

Thank Cindy B
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Who knew that not far from Winchester, VA there is a UVA run Experimental Farm covering nearly 200 acres. Drive around the entire complex and stop along the way to see an incredible array of wildlife and fauna!

1  Thank Washington_DCCube
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

This is a must-see in the area. Very well worth the walk. They have set up a special guided hike where you walk and see some 28 different kinds of conifers from around the world all beautifully located and very mature.

2  Thank Philip D
Reviewed 16 September 2016

No matter how many times we stop by there is always something new to see. Walking, Reading and Learning --- very peaceful and rejuvenating.

Thank bgrewe22
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How are the paths to make the 5 mile loop. Are they nice for taking a baby in a stroller?
12 August 2015|
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Response from Lynda B | Reviewed this property |
I would concur with the others' comments - it depends on the stroller and the weather. None of the paths are hard top, and after rain it can be quite muddy.