Monthly Photo Contest
The arboretum is seeking photographers of all ages to participate in our monthly, seasonal pictures photo contest.
2015 Fall Plant & Bulb Sale
In the Frances Plecker Education Center, Continuing on a walkup basis thru Wednesday, October 7, 2015. Weekdays during normal business hours. Shop Saturday Too, 8:00 am to 3:00 pm Oct 3!
Fall is a great time to plant! Temperatures moderate and soil holds warmth allowing for rapid root development. Perennials, shrubs and trees planted in the fall establish to be ready for a spring bloom that will burst into enviable color! Shop the sale with friends and family for a fun way to enhance the beauty of your home or business landscape. More information.
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.
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.
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
Trees Live Here, by Susan McDougall, featuring the EJC Arboretum, is available for purchase in the Frances Plecker Ed Center for $30.