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The Blandford Farm is a short walk west of the Visitor Center. We raise healthy farm animals and grow local, sustainable produce. With 2.5 acres of land, our farm has been growing over 200 different varieties of vegetables and educating families on local agriculture through farm-related programming since 2010.
Land Conservancy of West Michigan and The Highlands
Blandford Nature Center and the Land Conservancy of West Michigan collaborated on the purchase of the 121-acre former Highlands Golf Club in Grand Rapids in the winter of 2017 with a vision to transform the property into a natural area for community recreation, nature preservation, and land conservation.
In 1986, the former General Store is modeled after old-fashioned general stores of the 19th & 20th centuries and was built with the help of staff and volunteers. In 2012, it was renamed the Learning Lab after being converted to classroom space to accommodate the growing need for educational programming.
Blandford is a place where people of all ages can discover nature. See all that Blandford has to offer with this digital map of our trails, buildings and more.