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 March 2015 Photo Contest Winner


Upcoming Events

Wildflower Walk with the Virginia Native Plant Society

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015, 10:00 am, meets at the FPEC
Take a walk in the wildflowers with the Virginia Native Plant Society. Led by Michael Seth and starting at the Frances Plecker Education Center. More information.

Arbor Day Trees and Native Plant Sale

Friday & Saturday, 9:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m. both days, April 17th & 18th, 2015
For savvy gardeners wanting a garden filled with plants tailored by Mother Nature to be suited to regional climate and precipitation, the EJC Arboretum's Native Plant Sale is the right place to shop. More information.

Fairy Houses and Gnome Homes

Monday, Noon—1:00 p.m., April 20th, and May 18th, 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.

Birds of the Arboretum - Guided Bird Walk with Greg Moyers

Wednesday, 8:00 a.m., April 22nd, 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.

Tour Celebrating Historic Garden Week on Virginia Arbor Day

Friday, April 24th, 2015, 1:00 pm, meets at the Frances Plecker Education Center
The EJC Arboretum celebrates with a tour on Virginia Arbor Day starting at the *FPEC. Arboretum grounds are open free to public, dawn to dusk. Tour will be led by Jan Sievers Mahon, Arboretum Director and will focus on the arboretum's bulb collection, wildflowers and flowering shrubs and trees. Tours will start at the Frances Plecker Education Center.  More information.

Annual Spring Notable Wildflowers Field Trip

Saturday, April 25th, 2015, 10:00 am & 1:00 pm, meets at Shenandoah Mountain
The EJC Arboretum partners with area Master Naturalists for a spring field trip to experience first hand some of the incredible biodiversity of Shenandoah Mountain. Two free guided walks sponsored by the Headwaters Master Naturalists are offered at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm.  More information.

Children's Spring Nature Art Camp

Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday, April, 27th, 29th, & 30th, 2015,
10:00 a.m.—noon each day at the Frances Plecker Education Center

These dates are for the spring-themed workshop in an ongoing series of seasonal workshops for children's art instruction that will allow young artists to produce their own botanical journal that they will treasure for a lifetime.  More information.

Mother's Day Carriage Rides

Sunday, May 10th, 2015, 1:00 p.m.—4:00 p.m., rides depart from the Frances Plecker Education Center
For about the cost of a movie, give a special lady, Mom, the memory of a lifetime. Create a Mother's Day celebration that goes beyond ordinary to surprising, even exceptional. More information.

Monarchs Need Milkweed!

Monday, May 11th, 2015, noon—1:00 p.m. at the Frances Plecker Education Center
Speaker and Monarch expert Gail Napora offers information about milkweed and its complex pollination, detailed information about caterpillar diet, impacts of pesticides, and facts about the components of and how-to create an ideal Monarch Waystation.  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.