Welcome Visitors

Before planning your EJC Arboretum visit, please see our guidelines.

Monthly Photo Contest

Monthly Photo Contest

The arboretum is seeking photographers of all ages to participate in our monthly, seasonal pictures photo contest.

Click here for rules and submission information.

Vote in September's Photo of the Month contest.

Upcoming Events

Botanical Illustration in Acrylic Wash

October 12th—15th & 19th—22nd, 2015, 1:30–4:30 pm each day, In the Frances Plecker Education Center
Students will explore color mixing for botanical subjects. Enjoy an opportunity to learn from a botanical artist who has received the tribute of being commissioned by major educational agencies, and whose work is published. More information.

1-day Perennials & Bulbs Blowout – 50% OFF!

In the Frances Plecker Education Center, Friday, October 16, 2015, 10am—2pm
Here is your chance to get the best bargain of the season! No appointments necessary. More information.

2015 Children's Harvest Festival

Saturday, October 17th, 2015, 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. In the Frances Plecker Education Center
Gus Bus, the JMU Duke Dog, free children's crafts, dancers, and musicians, all join together
with the EJC Arboretum, for the 2015 Children's Harvest Festival! More information.

Remarkable Trees Field Trip

Saturday, October 17th, 2015, Departing from the Frances Plecker Education Center at 8:00 am
Enjoy an “edventure” of the Remarkable Trees of the C & O Canal, in the beauty of fall tree color, from historic Williamsport to Fort Frederick. Space is limited. Reserve early for this event. More information.

Fall Color Horse Drawn Carriage Rides

Sunday, October 18th, 2015, 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m., In the Frances Plecker Education Center
Celebrate the fall tree color in the EJC Arboretum in a memorable way. The beauty of the woods in fall color can be enjoyed in a carriage drawn by beautiful Percheron horses. More information.

Bonsai Workshop

Tuesdays, November 10th & 17th, 2015, 12 noon–1:00 p.m. In the Frances Plecker Education Center
For beginners or returning students wanting continuing guidance at the final session, Arboretum Grounds Manager and Bonsai Master, Michael Hott, will lead a workshop on bonsai gardening. More information.

For a complete list of EJC Arboretum programs and events, browse our Annual Calendar of Events.

Products Available for Purchase

book cover for Trees Live Here

Trees Live Here, by Susan McDougall, featuring the EJC Arboretum, is available for purchase in the Frances Plecker Ed Center for $30.