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.

View the January 2015 Photo Contest Winner

Upcoming Events

Fairy Houses and Gnome Homes

Monday, Noon—1:00 p.m., March 16, April 20, and May 18, 2015 
The Edith J. Carrier Arboretum invites you and your children to come hear a story about fairies and build your very own fairy house or gnome home! More information.

Children's Botanical Drawing Winter Art Workshop

Saturday, 1:00 p.m.—3:30 p.m., March 7, 2015 
The February 28 and March 7 sessions are part of an ongoing series of seasonal art instruction where children create their own botanical journal. More information.

St. Patrick´s Day Free Public Concert

Tuesday, 5:00—5:45 p.m., March 17, 2015
Gratify your Irish! Spoil someone with an afternoon of Celtic music! Enjoy a free public concert performed at the Jurney Stage Garden. Bring lawn chairs or picnic blankets, and dress for the afternoon forecast. Nonalcoholic beverages and picnic dinners are welcome. More information.

St. Patrick's Day Bird Migration & Citizen Science Lecture and Dinner

Tuesday, 6:00—8:30 p.m., March 17, 2015
Join Dr. Goodall for a program about the strategies of bird migration, including the use of weather for moving long distances and recognition of landscapes for navigation. More information.

Birds of the Arboretum - Lecture & Slide Show with Diane Lepkowski

Wednesday, noon—1:30 p.m., March 25, 2015
In partnership with the Rockingham Bird Club, Diane Lepkowski presents an informative review and slide show of birds found at the arboretum. More information.

Starry Skies at the Arboretum

Saturday, 7:30—10:00 p.m., March 28, 2015
Partnering with the John C. Wells Planetarium at JMU, the Shenandoah Valley Stargazers, Virginia Master Naturalists and JMU students, the arboretum offers a free dark sky program. More information.

Birds of the Arboretum - Guided Bird Walk with Greg Moyers

Wednesday, 8:00 a.m., April 22, 2015
After attending the lecture for overview of birding “how-tos”, take a guided bird walk at the EJC Arboretum led by birding expert and photographer Greg Moyers, starting from the arboretum Pavilion. 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.