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State Arboretum of Virginia

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Beautiful, peaceful, and free.

We've stopped by here on the way through many times, and just enjoyed walking around and the... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2018
Brett B
Front Royal, Virginia
One-third of the world's pine species is here

My wife and I were searching for Civil War monuments between Winchester and Front Royal when we... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Taylor B
Chicago, Illinois
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400 Blandy Farm Ln, Boyce, VA 22620-2117
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Reviewed 13 August 2018

We've stopped by here on the way through many times, and just enjoyed walking around and the pastoral views of all the various species.

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Reviewed 7 August 2018

My wife and I were searching for Civil War monuments between Winchester and Front Royal when we discovered the State Arboretum of Virginia, a 700-acre research center for the University of Virginia with more than 8,000 trees and one-third of all the pine species in...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 22 July 2018

Drive through in splendid awe the fields of flowers. Mixed into the "farm" you will also see scientists studying this amazing location. Worth the visit!

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

A bit early today for spring vibrancy, but a wonderful countryside of easy walking trails, well marked trees and shrubs and an interesting perspective into how a thoughtful individual carried forward their passion for a meaningful gift to humanity while preserving the roots into history....More

Thank Bob F
Reviewed 17 November 2017

Walking trails cover this extensive property which has excellent specimen gardens, manicured grounds and a welcome for dogs. It's a peaceful place, inviting a sense of contemplation and pleasure in the world of plants and trees. There's no admission fee and kids will love the...More

1  Thank reberascal
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Having read about numerous collection of plant and trees, visited this place on the last weekend of October to enjoy the colorful views offered by the trees and in particular Ginkgo grove at the Blandy experimental farm. It was very calm and chill with less...More

Thank bala2803
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

The arboretum has a good selection of trees and shrubs. If you like flowers and roses you will be disappointed. There are many walking paths and a nice size picnic area. The herb garden was nice and colorful, but in a poor spot next to...More

Thank Eric B
Reviewed 12 September 2017

My husband & I stayed 4 nights at a nearby B&B, and drove over to the arboretum every morning for a walk. It was such a wonderful way to start the day. I especially loved the herb garden and community vegetable garden, which was a...More

Thank Melissa S
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

The arboretum is such a versatile space. I have seen it used for arboretum events, engagement photos, hiking classes, and leisurely afternoon walks. I've found that peace and serenity you'll find is what attracts visitors from around our region. More recently, I visited the arboretum...More

2  Thank Kelli D
Reviewed 5 July 2017

We followed GPS while we were poking around in southern White Post VA, so we entered the Arboretum from a back entrance rather than realizing there was a main, paved entrance off US 50. I think I liked it better that way because we felt...More

Thank Phillip W
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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.