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State Arboretum of Virginia

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Address: 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 leaves turn yellow in the fall. There are trees, bushes and flowers too numerous... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Carole F
Shenandoah Valley, Virginia
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Shenandoah Valley, Virginia
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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274 reviews
201 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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, and it is more glamorous in a rural setting.

Thank JohnBCowgill
Shepherdstown WV
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6 reviews
Reviewed 20 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 to hike with well defined trails of varying lengths. The longest walking trail is on... More 

Thank Davy_WV
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4 reviews
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
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48 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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
Finger Lakes Wine Country, New York
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82 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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 the gingko trees in the fall or the dogwoods in the spring.

Thank Cindy B
Washington, DC
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69 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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
Fairfax, Virginia
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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
Front Royal, Virginia
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33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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