Other Gardens at the University of Virginia
Located at the end of Sprigg Lane, the main house of Morea was built in 1830 and belonged to John Emmet, first professor of natural history. This home now includes an arboretum planted by the Albemarle Garden Club in 1963. The arboretum exhibits a wonderful collection of hollies and many native plants. The tremendous Kentucky coffee trees and osage orange trees flourished for many years before the arboretum was created around them. A champion linden stands to the east of the house.
The home of the University president and family, Carr's Hill stands on the knoll to the northwest of the Rotunda. A terraced landscape of lawn and trees sweeps down the slope in the spirit of both Jefferson's academical village and Monticello. The flower beds are traditionally planted with red and yellow tulips which join blossoming dogwoods for the spring show. In the fall, yellow- and red-berried hollies, blackgum, and dogwoods brighten the landscape.
Blandy Experimental Farm
The University of Virginia's Blandy Experimental Farm is a 700-acre field station located in the northeastern Shenandoah Valley (61 miles west of Washington, D.C. on U.S. 50, 4 miles west of Shenandoah River; or 9.5 miles east of Winchester, VA, 1 mile east of Route 340/50 intersection). Blandy Experimental Farm is also home to the Orland E. White Arboretum which is the State Arboretum of Virginia. The collections feature over 1,000 different varieties and species representing 100 genera and 50 families. The arboretum is open to the public every day from dawn to dusk. There is no charge for admission.
In 2001, businessman and philanthropist John W. Kluge made a gift of historic Morven Farm to the University of Virginia for academic purposes and educational use. The gift not only offers the potential to transform areas of excellence into international centers of preeminence but also creates an opportunity to strengthen programs demonstrating great promise. Additionally, it will enable the University to enhance public outreach initiatives and bolster relations with the community it serves.